"The administration’s letter to Congress said, 'The mission is consistent
with the president’s directive that the U.S. military protect U.S.
personnel and facilities in Iraq, since the failure of the Mosul Dam
could threaten the lives of large numbers of civilians and threaten U.S.
personnel and facilities — including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.' "
This is a stretch, claiming that action against ISIS is just to protect US personnel in harm's way. Let's just admit that ISIS is an evil, dangerous group that we must help stop, thus protecting citizens of the Middle East, Berlin, NYC, London, , etc.