We are creating the monsters we are fighting in the Middle East. ISIS exists because the U.S. armed and trained the Syrian Rebels that became ISIS. The CIA trained Osama bin Laden. Ronald Reagan armed and trained the Taliban. For decades, our nation has been falling over itself at every turn to hand these groups on a silver platter the one thing they want: Legitimacy. By fighting pseudo-Islamic extremists with soldiers, we are giving these groups the honor of treating them as soldiers.