Monday, January 25, 2016

Editorial: Barack's not even trying

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Kick The Can Barack Obama has ensured that the Iraq War will continue after he is out of the White House.

And now he's made clear that he's not even trying.

It was in June 2014 that he publicly insisted the only answer to Iraq's crises was a political solution.  Around about the same time, he and others in the administration began speaking of the need for Iraq to form a national guard -- specifically with Sunnis to protect Sunni areas, Kurds to protect Kurdish areas and Shi'ites would protect Shia areas.

But none of this has been addressed through diplomacy.

There is no US diplomacy in Iraq.

Last week, REUTERS reported, "The U.S. government has approved the probable sale to Iraq of smart bombs, AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles and other munitions for use on its fleet of 36 F-16 fighter jets in a deal valued at up to $1.95 billion, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Wednesday."

Barack didn't use Iraq's desire for the deal to force the Iraqi government to work on national reconciliation or on a national guard or on any political solutions.

He's not even trying.

He clearly doesn't even care.

No one, not even Barack, could be that inept.

No one.

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