September 3, 2014
Why Should We Care about ISIS?
The war hawks in Washington are again beating the tom-toms. Despite the fact that we’re $17.5 trillion in debt, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are doing their best to goad President Obama into attacking the Islamic State In Syria (ISIS), which has now occupied most of northern Iraq. Obama seems to want to be goaded into more war; he has – despite his announcement a few days ago that he has no real strategy – already ordered air strikes against ISIS. His secretary of state, John Kerry, announced that ISIS “must be destroyed.” And White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced that the U.S. would pursue ISIS beyond Iraq into Syria, “regardless of borders.” (No mention was made of asking Congress to declare war, which that little inconvenience called “the Constitution” requires.) The ironies of all of this are most profound. It was, after all, Mr. Obama who failed –...(Read Full Article)