Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Don't blame Barack about Iraq, says this writer:

Flag of Iraq Esperanto: Flago de Irako Español...
Flag of Iraq Esperanto: Flago de Irako Español: Bandera de Iraq فارسی: پرچم عراق Suomi: Irakin lippu Français : Drapeau de l'Irak Italiano: Bandiera dell'Iraq 日本語: イラクの国旗 Nederlands: Vlag van Irak Polski: Flaga Iraku Русский: Флаг Ирака Slovenščina: Zastava Iraka Soomaaliga: Calanka Ciraaq Türkçe: Irak bayrağı (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The fact is that in an endlessly, hopelessly partisan republic, we ask all the wrong questions and point all the wrong way.  Whether Bush should have gone in (he should not have) or Obama should have pulled out (maybe premature), we have to look at the facts as they are today, rather than trying to capitalize for partisan gains.

The real question in Iraq right now is whether ISIS is the new Afghanistan, i.e., the new base for radical Islam from which it can launch fresh attacks on the West.  If yes, then it needs to be crushed, like the Taliban were.  

But if ISIS represents the resurgence of the Sunnis, then let Iran and Bagdad work together to deal with it.

In other words, if this is a reshuffling of the ethnic borders, then it's not our fight.

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