Obama's strategy against ISIL is becoming apparent. He is employing strategic assistance only when necessary to avoid humiliation and allowing ISIL to further threaten Europe and Turkey in the hope that these countries become militarily involved. It is a strategic risk for a long term solution, However, as this article points out the Islamist maxim "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" increases the risk of this strategy. Time will reveal but also cannot be reversed. His thinking is the polar opposite of US previous strategy "Walk softly but carry a big stick". BHO' s philosophy is best summed up with his new slogan "Tip toe thru the tulips and carry a message of hope"
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