So there are a bunch of armed religious zealots running around Syria and Iraq trying to turn that region into a Saudi Arabia minus the Saudi part. How is that Canada's problem?
-Are they a military threat to Turkey (a NATO ally?)
-Are they a military threat to any other NATO allies?
-Are they a military threat to Canada or Canadian interests?
If Assad didn't warrant military intervention, if we continue to act as if Saudi Arabia is a civilized country, then why on earth would we spend our hard earned money on fighting the Islamic State? Why would risk the lives of Canadian soldiers in this conflict?
This war makes no more sense than the 10 year war against the Taliban.
Fundamentally, IS it's not our problem.