Sunday, November 15, 2015

Editorial: Already forgotten Sinjar

The Kurds took Sinjar last week.

The Peshmerga defeated the Islamic State.

The attack on Paris overwhelmed that event.

American news outlets, after all, can only do one foreign story a week.

So, yes, the Peshmerga get cheated out of credit they earned.

But, more to the point, the meaning of the victory gets ignored.

Shoved aside.

You better believe the White House is happy the media's side-stepping meanings and takeaways.

If the media was paying attention, a few key questions would be popping up.

First of all, why can the Peshmerga do what the Iraqi military can't?



If that's the case, we're probably looking at a decade or so of training for the current forces.

Second, who gets Sinjar?

Both the KRG and the Baghdad-based government claim Sinjar.

But only one stood up and fought.


Those are just two questions that the press should be exploring.

They are significant ones.

And, thing is, there are a lot more significant questions to ask as well.

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