The Conservatives failed to support those who were holding the line against what is now IS. Indeed, they wanted to bomb them.
But they have understandably issued an attack ad against Owen Smith on the subject.
Yes, Smith is soft on IS. But Jeremy Corbyn is not.
The Soft Left is called that for a reason. As is the Hard Left.
That latter is highly unlikely, for its own reasons, to support almost any war that the Anglo-American foreign policy Establishment is ever going to want to wage.
Throughout the last 20 years, it has been right about that. But it is not pacifist. Very far from it.
Nor is it anything less than clearheaded. Very far from it.