Mon, 22 February 2016
I know, it sounds stupid. Really stupid. How on earth could we get ourselves into a situation where we're fighting ourselves. But as is usually the case the truth is far simpler than some would want us to believe.
The stomach for war is weak in America. Americans don't want to see any more young men go off to fight and die in the middle east. But they're happy to spend tax dollars to "battle ISIS" by funding militia groups. The war in Iraq, Syria and Libya has become a proxy war. We pay other people to fight for us.
Now some of those militia groups we've funded have begun fighting each other. Laugh if you want but it's your money their wasting. Let's not forget we've got video of John McCain bragging about funding ISIS, the group he referred to at the time as the "moderate rebels".
There is nothing we can look to in the middle east to be proud of. It's all bad. Our policy and strategy since 2003 have been a disaster. Not only that but every single Republican in the race is advancing the idea that what we need is more of the same. Not a single on of them has a plan different from the one currently being executed. Some of them, like Rubio, want policies so outrageous they are virtually certain to end in a world war.
Republicans need to start using their heads before we're plunged into another decade of scorched earth.