Friday, August 08, 2014

Back to the future III

If it weren't so hard for those on the ground (and too often for those in the air) I'd be amused by the resumption of American air strikes in Iraq. President Obama tried so hard to earn that preemptive Nobel Prize that he yanked U.S. troops out of the country and all but invited the "militants" to move back in. Wasn't that possibility anywhere on the White House radar? Did Mr Obama really believe that if he talked enough about peace, it would be sure to follow?

This should shake the president's confidence that a few truckloads of Meals Ready to Eat would keep Vladimir Putin out of Ukraine, but I wouldn't count on it.

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