Sunday, September 21, 2014

Editorial: Where's the political solution?

US President Barack Obama insists, as he repeatedly bombs Iraq, that the only solution for Iraq is a political one.

How is the US helping with that?

What is the progress on that?

Does the press realize these are just empty words from the administration an is that why they refuse to make the political progress (or lack of it) a primary focus in the reporting?

The editorial board of Bloomberg News has a suggestion:

But Iraq won't be stable until the country's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish populations all have assurances that the central government will listen to them. An Iraq reconciliation commission, backed by the U.S. and preferably operating under the auspices of the United Nations, would provide precisely such assurances. It is in the U.S.'s interests, and certainly within its means, to create such an institution. The Obama administration must now decide if it has the will.

Would that help or would it harm?

Maybe that's an issue that should be included in the dialogue?

Something worthy of debate?

At present, all the news offers is deaths and more deaths.  If the press isn't going to pressure the White House to reveal progress or 'progress' all we're left with is Barack's non-stop bombings.

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