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Eric

Professor Nacos,

The political obstacle to America rallying the West for a "broad coalition willing to fight ISIS and affiliates" is the taboo that has been bolted onto the 'strong horse' type of American leadership required to undertake "nothing short of the [ISIS] organization’s destruction".

The taboo is derived from a stigma whose premise is the prevalent false narrative that asserts Operation Iraqi Freedom was wrong.

Unfortunately, the 'strong horse' type of American leadership that is urgently needed against ISIS is precisely the paradigm of American leadership manifested with OIF that has been stigmatized and thus disqualified by the taboo.

To break the taboo, Operation Iraqi Freedom must be de-stigmatized and the paradigm of American leadership manifested with OIF must be re-normalized. The prevalent false narrative of OIF must be discredited in the zeitgeist.

It is incumbent on concerned professors and pundits such as you to set the record straight that the decision for OIF was right according to the controlling law and policy and determinative fact findings that confirmed Iraq's material breach of the Gulf War ceasefire. Thus, America will be right to lead against ISIS' terrorist organization in the same way America led against Saddam's terrorist regime.

The prevalent false narrative of OIF is demonstrably false. To set the record straight, see the explanation of the law and policy, fact basis for OIF drawn from the primary sources of the mission:
http://learning-curve.blogspot.com/2014/05/operation-iraqi-freedom-faq.html

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