Are we at war with ISIS? Does the President have the proper authority to respond the way he has responded to ISIS? Is ISIS a threat to the US? Why is the US taking primary responsibility for responding to ISIS? Is the UN any value at all? Is what Obama doing preemptive? So many questions. Perhaps I am missing the discussion thread on this issue, if so we can delete this one. I want to understand how some who post here can support what Obama is doing given the arguments against Bush's us of military force in Iraq, with an overwhelming vote of Congress giving Bush authorization to use military force in Iraq and overwhelming support of coalition partners. Without question I am war weary, and I am close to feeling that whatever happens in the ME is their problem and that any form of democracy will eventually fail - I am not sure if it is worth it any more - but I hold firm in my belief that if we have made a determination to go to war that we should do it with swift and overwhelming force and end the conflict quickly. My gut tells me that Obama is half-assed in this. It is his time to lead, tell us what the hell we need to do - in plain, clear and simple terms. We don't need an academic equivocation on war, boots, threats, coalitions, terrorism, etc.