The Insane Incentive Which Led to Ferguson - We recently noted that the terrible handling of the economic crisis was one of the underlying causes of the conflict in Ferguson, Missouri. We pointed ...
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
“The U.S. has the clout and capacity to build partnerships capable of reversing ISIS gains, but seems to lack the necessary vision and will.”
“Even after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seized Fallujah and other territory in the western part of the country [Iraq] at the beginning of the year and marched through Mosul and toward Baghdad by summer, the president expressed no enthusiasm for American military action.”
“Nobody has the sense about why [intervention] in some cases and not in others… His [Obama’s] last news conference just leaves you scratching your head. Yeah, we can’t do everything. But what matters to us?”
“Mr. Obama has been reluctant to order direct military action in Iraq [against ISIS] while [Iraqi] Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki remains in office, but in recent weeks there have been repeated pleas from the Kurdish officials for weapons and assistance as ISIS militants have swept across northwestern Iraq.”
“…he [Smith] supported intervening on behalf of the Kurds, as opposed to the unpopular Baghdad government. The Kurds are worth helping and defending.”