I want to go back to what happened on Tuesday in Baghdad. The Iraqi Army killed a couple of people in a Sunni mosque, then called in the American troops to come help them kill the “insurgents.” They crossed a line: the U.S. military is officially taking part in a civil war on the side of the Shiites. They might not recognize this. But they’ve taken sides, and they are participating.

The pawn is the weakest piece on a chess board. Though we have the strongest military might in the area, I think the current administration has the weakest understanding of what is happening there. They are being manipulated because they’ll do anything to look like they’re “winning.”


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