As the Washington Post describes Iraq as “on the brink of disintegration,” the Prez says “all options are on the table.” Based on our refusal to help Iraq the last few months, despite their ever-more-urgent pleas for airstrikes, it seems we’re going with the “let the whole thing go to Hell” option.
The Islamic extremists carving their “caliphate” out of Syria and Iraq, ISIS, are so radical and so violent that they were kicked out of Al Qaeda! Think about that…
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki refused to reach out to his Sunni population, running a purely Shiite show, so now his Sunnis won’t fight for him, and the American weapons and armored vehicles they abandon as they flee are going to the jihadists. Your tax dollars at work… You can train and equip soldiers, as we very expensively did in Iraq, but if they have no loyalty to their government and won’t fight for it, what are you gonna do?
We have been unable to bring Afghanistan out of the seventh century. Now Iraq seems about to join them.
Bin Laden is dead — his vision, not so much.