Tepid war effort against Islamic State

Vancouver Island is enormous, more than 12,000 square miles with 750,000 citizens.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria now controls more than 12,000 square miles too. With more than 8 million people in it.

How much longer before it makes a bid to join the United Nations? By what tangible measure is it not a state, as it claims to be?

This summer, the CIA tripled its estimates of the number of terrorists who form the Islamic State’s army, to 31,500. By comparison, the Canadian Army has 21,600 regular soldiers.