A diplomatic nightmare brewing since last week is now upon us.
No casualties, American or otherwise, have been reported.
Just days after President Trump agreed to remove American forces from the scene, Turkish forces are entering northern Syria and Kurdish forces say they ar ready for war.
President Trump has lost another one of his top advisers on the fight against ISIS.
Iraqi military forces begin to crack down against Iraqi Kurds after last month’s independence referendum.
The U.S is joining the rest of the world in refusing to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds.
Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum, and the result is threatening to create a new conflict in the Middle East.
President Obama came to office inheriting the legacy of one unnecessary war, and another that had faded from memory. He will leave office with Iraq and Syria in crisis, Europe uneasy, Yemen and Libya unstable breeding grounds for terrorism, and China doing whatever it is they’re doing.
The Turks have entered the conflict in Syria. Unfortunately for the United States, it’s not on the side we would prefer.
As we head into a new conflict, perhaps we ought to give more thought to fiscal issues than the President is to overall strategy.
President Obama doesn’t seem to have any idea what he wants to do in Iraq.
For the second time in just over ten years, the United States is involved in military action in Iraq.
Iraq continues to fall apart.
Iraq’s Prime Minister seems to be responding to the uprising in his country in a way guaranteed to make it worse.
Things only seem to be getting worse in Iraq.
A decade ago. a certain New York Times columnist was more right than your humble host.
A former Obama official says government should learn from business, but is private industry really more efficient?
Defense Secretary Gates hinted this week that the U.S. would stay in Iraq if the Iraqis wanted. It doesn’t seem like they do.