A recent editorial had the headline “Isis crisis demands urgency.”

Urgency yes, but urgency to do what? One speaks to four people and gets five opinions.

Common sense suggests we must recognize that national boundaries have become somewhat meaningless in the Mideast, that conflicts are essentially futile.

One solution might be to withdraw our remaining resources gradually — both human and financial. Our energy can be spent more profitably protecting our country from cyber attacks as well as biological nuclear weaponry.

Our global focus needs to be more on the Far East, which will gain more strength and dominance in the future.

John Winthrop

Adgers Wharf

Charleston