We are all aware of the threats of ISIS/ISIL. The president has started air attacks and is being helped by some other countries. He has promised that there will be no combat troops sent to Iraq. If the defeat of these terrorists can be accomplished this way, I'm all for it.
However, one thing he said has me worried. He admitted that there are some troops in Iraq whose only job is to advise and assist those fighting terrorism. Those words "advise and assist" sound very familiar. Wasn't that the job of the first troops send to Viet Nam? Weren't they just advisors?
Do the powers that be in Washington think that we Americans have such short memories that we will accept the fact that the troops in Iraq are just advisors?