Americans try to "rein it in" with the help of the new Iraqi government.
[verb] stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
[verb] control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
Synonyms: harness, draw rein, rein
[verb] stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
Israel Vows to Attack Gaza Until Rockets Subside
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said Sunday that the military would not halt its offensive in the northern Gaza Strip until Palestinian rocket fire toward Israel was significantly reduced.To sink to a lower or normal level.
1- To sink or settle down, as into a sofa.
2- To sink to the bottom, as a sediment.
3- To become less agitated or active; abate.
I may have a very dumb question:
What's wrong with trying to destroy terrorism? What would have happened over fifty years ago, if the allies against Nazi Germany had decided just to "rein them in" rather than destroy the Nazi regime?
The Americans didn't wait until the Japanese fighting subsided; they demanded a surrender, just like the Nazis had to surrender. And only then were those countries helped to get back on their feet.