This is coolbert:
Once more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
Those coalition forces fighting ISIL in and around Mosul finding themselves in a quagmire, without amelioration?
"Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump"
"The failure of the US-backed Iraqi army offensive to liberate Mosul - nine weeks after it began - could no longer be denied when a delegation of ISIS chiefs arrived there Sunday, Dec. 4, traveling unhindered from Raqqa, Syria . . . they arrived to discuss how to synchronize the operations of the two jihadist strongholds, after the Islamist leaders occupying Mosul changed course about leaving the city and decided to stay put. . . . Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. Aware of the crisis on the Mosul front, the Pentagon has drawn up plans for sending out US reinforcements in the hope of turning the tide of the stalled battle. Those plans repose in their pending trays to await the decisions of the incoming US President Donald Trump and the new Defense Secretary, Gen. James Mattis"
SUCH ARE THE DECISION THAT MUST BE MADE WHEN YOU ASSUME THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT. AND INSTANTLY TOO! GOOD LUCK MR. TRUMP.