The Dempsey diagnosis

Is our campaign against ISIS for real, or is it a phony war? Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey gave the powerful impression of a man resigned to defeat in his interview yesterday with Martha Raddatz on ABC News (video below), discussing the imminent fall of Kobani in Syria.

General Dempsey, what’s the plan? We know ISIS is for real. It appears that the constraints under which you are operating may have you down. Is that right?

If we keep on our current track, what are the prospects for success? I’m going to take a wild stab at reading your body language and say that you are not optimistic.