Friendship tours? Alliances? Please explain Philly. And not in theoretical university lecture way rather how those will stop the brutal and savage murder of innocent women and children in the present.
They are not OUR "innocent women and children". We are not the world's protector. These selfsame "innocents" will hide their men when they eventually try to kill our advisors in blue-on-blue incidents, and are part of a world we haven't helped very much, despite our best efforts. This was going on before ISIS, before Al-Baghdadi, before Saddam. We cannot fix culture, at least not with bombs. To be honest, we had a chance, but we didn't get it done right. I don't think we need to inflict our "help" on this situation. This needs to be fixed from within the culture.
By going there, and bombing, we are merely identifying ourselves as the sole unifying element in the scenario: the infidel. It is hubris to think that this time, we will finally "fix the middle east." Kill these guys, and there will just be more guys to kill. I'm sick of paying for this, since we aren't getting our money's worth, and I really cannot ask more limbs and blood to be shed for the effort.