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March 8, 2017

We Have To, We Have To … Er, Wait

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 2:17 pm
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According to The Economist (UK):

Islamic State: On Its Way Out
Iraq’s army has taken most of western Mosul, the last redoubt of Islamic State in the country. Yesterday army units took Mosul’s main government complex and about half of the old city. The airport fell a week or so earlier, and all roads in and out of the city are in government hands. With Mosul recaptured, the rout of IS in Iraq will be complete. The caliphate’s short, brutal life is drawing to a close, writes our Middle East and Africa editor.

What happened? I thought “we” (aka the U.S.) had to “do something.”

Those of us who said that even though we created that mess, it was not for us to clean up because we would have just made things worse just by being there … we can feel a little smug at this point.

Okay, smug break is over, back to work. I don’t want you to sprain an elbow patting yourself on the back. (Of course you have to do it; no one else will.)

 

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6 Comments »

  1. Does this mean tRump no longer has to worry about the “radical Islamic terrorists”?

    Comment by Nan — March 8, 2017 @ 2:41 pm | Reply

    • Naw, they are everywhere. Have you checked under your bed lately?

      On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 8, 2017 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  2. There’s still plenty of ISIS left in Syria, in case we ever want to do anything.

    Comment by List of X — March 8, 2017 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

    • Oh, and they are massed on the Mexican border according to one GOP source.

      On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:31 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 8, 2017 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  3. Haven’t you been paying attention? There are ISIS training camps all over the U.S.

    Comment by Ruth — March 9, 2017 @ 8:18 am | Reply

    • And Death Squads, death squads that have weaseled their way into Obamacare! I knew it!

      On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 8:18 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 9, 2017 @ 9:27 am | Reply


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