Friday, June 13, 2014

ISIS Makes Dramatic Gains in Iraq

ISIS forces now control a large swath of Iraq.
Baghdad asked if we would send some U.S. assets back.
Iraq's army stripped to skivvies, dropped their guns and ran.
(Clearly, then, our training mission didn't go to plan.)

People under ISIS rule must be the ones opposed.
Islam needs a Reformation...  Those can't be imposed.
Muslims have to be the ones who move beyond the past.
Let them form their Caliphate; the thing will never last.

Sunni, Shia, Kurdish tribes; a thousand different clans...
Let them live as ISIS wants.  There won't be many fans.
This war is sectarian and one we shouldn't fight.
Even with our best intentions, we won't get it right.

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