Friday, May 22, 2015

'Toontime: ISIS Ascending

credit: Tom Toles
Wackydoodle sez: It's just a flesh wound!

What do you expect the Current Occupant to say? His "tactical setback" is in reality a strategic defeat. Not only does the capture of Ramadi unequivocally demonstrate the inadequacies of the the Iraqi army, supposedly trained and equipped by the United States, but it exposes the fundamental problem in Iraq since the dictator Saddam Hussein was deposed by a meddling foreign power: the absence of national cohesion. Iraq is an unnatural creation of European imperialism after World War I. Originally the region was composed of three provinces of the Ottomans. Now, the 'trend' is to return to a tripartite division along sectarian and ethnic divisions. Who are we to argue with history?

credit: Michael Ramirez
BC Idonwanna sez:  Hard to tell Buffalo Solider from white man!