Archive for June, 2015

Debate: What Next in Iraq:

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

The Washington Post
By Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan June 13 at 2:18 PM
As President Obama was weighing how to halt Islamic State advances in Iraq, some of the strongest resistance to boosting U.S. involvement came from a surprising place: a war-weary military that has grown increasingly skeptical that force can prevail in a conflict fueled [...]


How Do You Spell Quagmire?

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

“Obama Looks at Adding Bases and Troops in Iraq,” read the headline in The New York Times. “Outposts would put U.S. Trainers Closer to Front Lines in Fight Against ISIS”
The irony in that headline fairly jumped off the page.
Is this the same Barack Obama that campaigned in 2008 on a promise [...]