ISIS Baghdad

Don’t Let Baghdad Veto ISIS Fight

Yesterday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that “specialized expeditionary targeting forces” would be sent to Iraq. Translated into plain English, this apparently means that a Joint Special Operations Task Force will be sent to Erbil, in the Kurdish north, to launch regular raids on ISIS “high-level targets” in Iraq and Syria. This was a good idea when I suggested it in November 2014, and it remains a good idea today; the only mystery is why it took a year to implement this step.

  • tom_billesley

    Just say that they’re going to Kurdistan.
    That’ll piss off both Turkey and Iraq.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      And Iran as well. The Kurds have a presence in the northwest and they have no love for the Shiite theocracy.

  • The Butterfly

    Barack Obama promised to end the Iraq war. Now he’s sending boots on the ground again and also invading Syria. Nice.