Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"This Is the Time of Festering"

Independent journalist and Middle East authority Michael Totten brings the pain on Iraq:

Arab governments complain when we intervene and they complain when we don't intervene. Basically, they complain no matter what. So asking what they want is pointless. It takes a while to notice this trend over time, but there it is. They have not stopped to consider the consequences of this behavior, but those consequences are about to become apocalyptic for Nouri al-Maliki.

“We’ll kill you if you mess with us, but otherwise go die” is not even close to my preferred foreign policy, but it’s what President Barack Obama prefers (phrased much more nicely, of course) and it’s what the overwhelming majority of Americans prefer, including most liberals as well as conservatives.

Still, it’s only a matter of time before we get sucked in kicking and screaming one way or another. Because the Middle East isn’t Las Vegas. What happens there doesn’t stay there.


1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Nah, they're done... This administration can't stand the loss of face by actually helping them... Iran is stepping up though!