Here we go again: the drumbeat for sending troops back to Iraq has begun

“Is it going to happen again? Will the next 12 months really see western armies return to Iraq?

Last year was meant to signal an end to wars of intervention that dominated the world stage at the turn of the 21st century, attacks by powerful western states mostly against weak Muslim ones. It was assumed that Washington and London would draw a curtain over the most shambolic foreign policy adventures of modern times. The West would stop trying to reconfigure political Islam. Troops would return to base. Barack Obama and David Cameron were emphatic: ‘No more boots on foreign soil.’ As Cameron told Parliament last year after being stopped from intervening in Syria, ‘I get it.’

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Let the US do that , Canada should deal with the inside issues , the winter is coming so many native reserves have housing problems that they to be fixed.

    • lolwut?

      Funny, the chief and his extended families homes are just fine.

      • Surele Surele

        with so many young people sitting idle, you would think they can just pick up and fix things, no?

        • Gary

          Not even Obama’s outraged Black rioter thugs want to work because they have yet to loot Stores that sell WORK clothes to get the well paying labour jobs.

          Justin and Tommy are offering Hope and Change along with more FREE stuff to get the Moron and Sloth votes.

        • lolwut?

          It’s not just about elbow grease, fixing homes requires money
          and the Chiefs are pocketing it.

          Instead of confronting that, natives are happy to be useful idiots for the scamming chiefs….

          • Surele Surele

            Exactly. confronting their ‘establishment’ requires action, determination and bravery. Alas, those ‘braves’ lack these qualities. It is so much easier to sit in the corner and complain about your lot and wait for the next handout.

  • Dana Garcia

    Troops should be sent to keep them out of Europe. A rapidly expanding sharia zone should be the West’s top security concern.

  • Carpet bomb them with Mohammad Cartoons.

    That will get their attention.

    I am the biggest hawk I know. But the war with Islam is an intellectual war. It is the battle of civility over 7th barbarism.

    Islam’s theological blueprint needs to be attacked and changed. We deal with Islamic theology or nothing will change.

  • The Butterfly

    Sure, now that everybody has already been raped and killed.

  • simus1

    Since Emperor Barry has given away the store to get the Iranian leadership to do the needed dirty work in Iraq, what is there left to do? Run drones and protect M777 air moblie artillery batteries at the front and on their assorted home bases?

  • tom_billesley

    IS desperately needs western intervention on the ground to whip up support for jihad against the infidels. Will Obama oblige?

  • Alain

    Even if we put aside the vital need to deal with those within our own borders first, it remains insanity to send any troops there when we refuse to allow them to do the job for which they were sent. By sending them and tying their hands we are risking their lives which is immoral and wrong.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Unlikely. Obama’s legacy and so forth. He’s more likely to embrace them as a legitimate nation and pray upon Allah and Mohammed etcetera.

  • Clausewitz

    Israel had the perfect solution when they put up a big freakin’ wall so that the Arabs could immolate themselves on their own side.