Jacob Sullum on Obama's Shotgun Rationale for War Against ISIS



President Obama concedes that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not pose a direct threat to our country but argues that one day it might. That is the core of the case for the new war in the Middle East that Obama announced this week, says Jacob Sullum, although it's easy to forget amid all the other rationales. Most of those rationales have little or nothing to do with U.S. national security, Sullum writes, and some are breathtakingly broad.