View of the Week: On the continued tragedy that is #Iraq

The war in Iraq and Syria rages on and a consensus solution seems to be ever so out of reach.    One of the more insightful of analysis on the current prowess of the Islamic State was noted in Al Monitor Today:

The problem is that this insightful analysis called for a miracle which is currently not in the cards.     This is as the collateral damage of the disastrous Iraq war continues to be reported as epitomized by this report from the New York Times:

It is also ever so irnoic that the same paper that was one of the cheerleaders of the same war also had a front page story about how the plans to arms the moderate Syrian will not work based on CIA confidential reports.      What underscores the dilemma by the United States is ever so noted by the always eloquent KAL from the Economist Magazine:

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