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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Derp

President Obama answered a question honestly.  He said that there is no complete strategy for dealing with ISIS, because the US has to act in cooperation with Iraq and....well....

So, in all honesty, there is no real good solution to ISIS.  This is an Iraqi problem first and foremost.  It's a sectarian war that has very little impact on the US beyond the optics of beheadings on YouTube.  But, for some reason, people have to keep making this Munich 1938 all over again.  For the War Party, it makes sense.  They seem to exist for the purpose of making war.  Tell me what other reason Lindsey Graham has to run for President.

But the media will no doubt try and make this a bigger deal than it should be.  And not just Fox.

This is why the public debates we have are so freaking stupid.  Obama came as close as he could to saying what is verifiably true: There is no "American" solution to sectarian warfare in the Middle East.  Anyone who tells you that we can conquer a peace there is a fool or a charlatan.  Or they were in a long nap from 2002-2010.

Even odious death monger Donald Rumsfeld has felt the need - as his own doom approaches - to acknowledge that freedom is more than "messy."

This is an interesting issue to watch, because if there is one potential rupture point between Hillary Clinton and the Left, it's on a militaristic foreign policy.

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