Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Today (9/23/2014) with the official announcement of the US-led air strikes in Syria against ISIS (with the knowledge of the Syrian government about incursion into Syria) the President has put on the road to a long war without a strategy (impossible against ISIS), without a tactical plan (other than hit them where they are), without a goal (other than damage their effectiveness), without any thought of victory, and without, above all else, an end, at least until the next president decides to end it.

This is not a moment to say good luck, except for and to the military personnel in combat, because it's not a war we should be fighting, let alone leading. The failure of the Iraqi government and the failure of the Iraqi military are the reason ISIS went into Iraq and will be there until the Iraqi government decides to govern and the military decide to fight, but as long as we're there, we'll be waging this war for them, again.

When is enough of Iraq enough for the American people? We are responsible for the undoing of Iraq, but we are not responsible for the doing of the new Iraq, that's the province of the Iraqi people. We've given them everything they've asked for and more, especially money to build a government, a military and an economy. It's time they decide to stand up and fight for their country.

This isn't our fight anymore, it's theirs.

No comments:

Post a Comment