Do you think a politician in a democratic nation could get away with a caveat emptor kind of speech on ISIS?
Everyone here (or almost everyone) seems to think that ISIS provides no risk to the UK or the US. Yet they behead journalists and aid workers from both countries and this has lead to the bombing which many Americans seem to approve.
Could Obama or Cameron make a prime time speech about ISIS not being a real threat to US or UK interests and then adding that they are murderous thugs and traveling to ISIS controlled reasons is not advisable and captured Americans or Brits will not be aided and they travel on their own risks?
I have a suspicion that this would be regarded as callous and cruel even if it is the best policy.