Lets Get Real
Thus far the Obama strategy for Syria and Iraq is working, the success of IS has been stalled, the Kurds are equall to the IS, they are of course helped by the US and Allies mastery of the Sky. If the Kurds can hold the land they recover then the War could be turning. IS since the start of the air campaign has not had the success it had before, of course IS are ruthless terrorists, they need progress on the PR front to get more fighters, one would have to be stupid not to notice that the US airforce and its allies are pushing back IS, also IS can not take the US on in the air. Lets not ge ahead of ourselfs the fighting is going to be hard and it will take years, but the Western supported side will win, it can wait IS out.