And this is treated as news -- despite that it's not new in the sense of novel, despite the fact that it's nothing but repetition.
What Barack should be doing is visiting the State Dept today and demanding to know exactly what the department's doing to address the issues that allowed the Islamic State to take root in Iraq to begin with.
Here's the short answer to that: Not one damn thing.
In February 2014, Human Rights Watch issued (PDF format warning) "‘No One Is Safe’: Abuses of Women in Iraq’s Criminal Justice System," and we'll probably discuss this in the next snapshot in relation to Robin Morgan and her embrace of useless and stupid. But for right now, we'll quote from the report, an Iraqi women who explains, "We don’t know who we fear more, Al Qaeda or SWAT. Why would we help them fight Al Qaeda when they’ll just come for us as soon as they’re done with them?"
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