New insight on the ISIS crisis was delivered on the Monday edition of alleged news show "Hardball" by chirpy-voiced State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, whose wisdom should absolutely be respected despite the fact that she's only 17 years old and has a last name that sounds like a drunk violently upchucking in a toilet bowl.
"We cannot win this war by killing (ISIS)," Harf squeaked. "We cannot kill our way out of this war."
Gosh, Marie - you're right! Nobody has ever won a war by killing the enemy! At least, not in your brief lifetime. So what exactly can we do to cope with this growing tidal wave of fanatical killers?
We need to be "fighting them on social media," according to Harf, no doubt alluding to the fierce warriors of Tweet Team Six. And "we need, in the longer term, to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups."
Root causes like rabid Islamic radicalism - right, Marie? Right...?
Of course not! The root cause is "lack of opportunity for jobs." No doubt because those profit-seeking (as opposed to Prophet-seeking) bastards from WalMart opened megastores all over the Middle East and put all of the small local businesses out of work.
But what Hope n' Change finds a little hard to understand is why unemployment is forcing ISIS members to behead and immolate people, while Democrats in the United States routinely suggest that unemployment is actually a liberating experience which encourages the idle citizenry to create works of art, music, and literature.
In any event, thanks to Barack Obama's job creation skills, we assume that there will soon be oodles of employment opportunities for ISIS members both overseas and right here at home. At least, until we run out of shovel-ready Christians and Jews.