It is my view that we should not send troops to Iraq or Syria. We do not have the numbers to take part in an extensive or prolonged campaign.
We do not have the logistical capability to maintain the levels of support and supply necessary.
We do not have a political governance that either understands what is involved nor able to deal with the inevitable difficulties.
Also, the west has been here before time and again. This time round the French are likely to go AWOL.
The world has changed.