The disaster of our Syrian policy, as pursued by Calamity Dave and O'Bama, is exemplified by the kill-cost for each ISIS member taken out - believed to be in excess of £1m. Just by being killed so expensively the Jihadists are waging successful economic war against the West. If a further 1,000 travel from Bromsgrove to be splattered by hi-tech missiles Osborne will have another £1bn hole to plug in his budget ...
And the US effort in recruiting a native army is laughable. The US is making all the same mistakes that led it to lose the war in Vietnam; you see, nobody is allowed to fail in the US army. Medals for all! This means glowing combat reports and false analysis that disguises abject failure. The US spent $40m recruiting, training and equiping a native army; most deserted as soon as they had some valuable arms and equipment to sell to al-queda, and in the end there were only four soldiers left to go into battle. With sticks. They had already sold their rifles.
It has taken 250,000 dead and 4m refugees for Calamity Dave and his chums to realise that the war cannot be ended unless ISIS are destroyed, and the West, and the particularly the US, are just too effete and pansy-like to do it.
Well, it's lucky for us the Russians look willing to take the job on. So Calamity Dave, Juncker the Drunker and Kevin O'Bama can curl up and shut up whilst Putin does our dirty work in halting the tsunami of refugees from Syria.