If good trying to defeat evil by using “military engagement” isn’t war then forget it. Fuck semantics and all that other bullshit. We might as well try and talk our way out of it or use “diplomacy” or chant “yes we can”. We are at war with Islamic Radicalism. Obama has known about the growing threat of ISIS for months. They were taking victory laps raising their flag while crossing the dessert from Syria into Iraq. Why didn’t we bomb them then? Obama doesn’t have the backbone to confront this kind of evil. He campaigned about ending wars and not starting them. So I guess he is right. We aren’t at war.