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“America’s Failure in Iraq” is a worthwhile critique of the current political crisis.” By the Midwest Book Review.

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“Semper Lie:” Marine Commandant Gen. Amos padded resume

April 12, 2011: Michelle talks with General James Amos in the East Room at the White House. One look at the picture tells you haw he got his job. Liars: it takes on to know one. (Reuters)

In yet another example of how those in high places get away with things the rest of . . . → Read More: “Semper Lie:” Marine Commandant Gen. Amos padded resume

Iraq is being overrun by ISIS, but it didn’t have to be this way.

Iraqi security forces inspect the wreckage of cars following a suicide bomb attack in Ramadi, on September 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Azhar Shallal)

Iraq is being overrun by ISIS.  It didn’t have to be this way.

Former U.S. Ambassador James Jeffrey told Frontline:

…that “everyone” warned the Obama administration about ISIS–and that they did nothing.

. . . → Read More: Iraq is being overrun by ISIS, but it didn’t have to be this way.

Blackwater employees guilty in 2007 Nisour Square massacre

June 11, 2014. Former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington. A jury returned guilty verdicts for Slatten (murder) and three other former Blackwater guards (manslaughter) charged in Iraq shootings. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

It took seven years, but the Blackwater employees who murdered 17 Iraqi civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in . . . → Read More: Blackwater employees guilty in 2007 Nisour Square massacre

Islamic State on outskirts of Baghdad, but not “imminent threat”

A series of blasts kill 36 people in and around Baghdad over a two-hour span, and an Islamic State advance on the city sparks concern among Iraqis. (Reuters)

Last week the Washington Post reported the Islamic State was within 14 miles of Baghdad International Airport (“BIAP”).  Mortar rounds are hitting the city regularly, with many . . . → Read More: Islamic State on outskirts of Baghdad, but not “imminent threat”

Chemical weapons were found in Iraq—but this isn’t news.

The revelations last week about chemical weapons being found in Iraq in the years following the U.S. invasion is nothing new.  (Watch the Fox News interview with Paul Bremer, the person who single-handedly created the insurgency in Iraq.  His opinion is always worth listening to.)

Several times after the invasion old artillery rounds were found by . . . → Read More: Chemical weapons were found in Iraq—but this isn’t news.

ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part III)

Turkish Lt. Gen. Erdal Ozturk, second from left, and others listen as President Obama speaks during a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense ministers Tuesday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (Evan Vucci/AP)

The first of the previous two posts discussed the U.S. failure to identify the enemy in Iraq before and after the 2003 invasion, and the . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part III)

ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part II)

American journalist James Foley minutes before his execution, possibly by a British member of ISIS, on August 19, 2014.

In my previous post I discussed the lunacy of George W. Bush’s contention that it’s the Iraqi people who need to decide if they want freedom, from ISIS or whatever. I described how the Iraqi people can’t . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part II)

ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part I)

Members of the Einsatzgruppen (SS mobile killing units) execute Jews on the outskirts of Kovno, 1941-1942.

ISIS has now become the modern-day Nazis.

It’s hard to believe, but ISIS could actually be worse than al Qaeda. It massacres hundreds of people at a clip, similar to what the SS special police units did to the Jews, Poles, Russians and other “sub-humans” . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part I)

ISIS takeover of Iraq appears imminent—so much for airstrikes

Iraq

As the impending threat of an ISIS takeover of Iraq looms in the not too distant future, one is left with questioning the effectiveness of Barack Hussein Obama’s airstrikes-only campaign. I’d say it isn’t working very well.

Obama refuses to change his strategy in the face of overwhelming evidence it isn’t working. Meanwhile, ISIS is getting stronger . . . → Read More: ISIS takeover of Iraq appears imminent—so much for airstrikes

Panetta: decisions by Obama made battle against ISIS harder

ISIS “supporters.” (Getty)

Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta just came out with his memoirs which, just like former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’, blasts Barack Hussein Obama for being a lousy leader. Looks like a pattern.

If Obama was doing a good job, or even a half-decent one, would the previous two Secretaries of Defense each . . . → Read More: Panetta: decisions by Obama made battle against ISIS harder