Time to loosen America’s foreign policy straightjacket

Obama needs a new strategy in Iraq and Syria, yet will probably remain hindered by his own ideological constraints. He’s still locked inside a narrow-minded rejection of the Bush years, and the world is paying a heavy price

Since Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria, have both recently fallen to the Islamic State, it continues to get easier to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat the ruthless terrorist organization.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has come down hard on the Iraqi army. Speaking about recent developments in Ramadi, Carter stated that, “What apparently happened is the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force.”

  • Blacksmith

    We did not have roe that allowed us to win last time the west was over there, I don’t see that changing at all, and it most likely would be worse with the whiner in chief. As much as I detest the loss or our blood spilled over there and the waste of blood that is was, I think it is time to cut our losses and leave it to burn. We should support our only ally over there Israel and the rest can rot.

    • I agree, Obama is not a leader, no one can trust or ever desire to go to war with him at any rate.

      We will I suspect have to leave the ME to consume itself in fire or go in and WW II them, again by fire.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I would also support the Kurds, who desire nothing more than a nation of their own.

  • The entire non-Muslim world needs to look at the bigger picture of Islam.

    Islam is a contagious social cancer that masquerades as a religion.

    It uses religious promises to recruit a non-paid phantom army to kill and spread the cancer.

    We either deal with the “theology” driving this cancer or we get the women ready for burkas.

    And Obama, brainwashed in an Islamic madrassa, is part of the problem. Sorry liberals, but that’s it in a nutshell.

    • We have to end Muslim immigration to the west.

      Europe will be in civil war within our lifetime because of their foolhardy immigration policy.

      • I don’t think you will have to wait too long for Euro-Islamic civil war.