Re: War is fine, closed borders are not
veti, the primary cause of the rise of the IS and all the warfare in Syria was Obama and his urgent need to get us out of 'Bush's war.' So what did he do? Why he yanked our forces out of Iraq very prematurely, leaving a huge power void that that the Islamists filled very quickly. Everything else was just talk, but that was a real thing that led to the horrific deaths of hundreds of thousands.
So Obama might as well have started the war in Syria. A lot of people at the time predicted bad things would happen if he did what he did, and he did it anyway.