Once again, Barack Obama, our peace president, has authorized acts of war.
It would seem that no one who occupies the office of president is able to resist the call to war.
We just can’t leave this open sore we call Iraq alone.
The President has explained that his current foreign policy stance is based on the theory of “No victor, no vanquished.”
Some might fairly ask, is that what the US is really doing in Iraq?
President Obama ordered drones into the skies, and jet planes to commence fire, to drop quarter ton bombs in Northern Iraq, because the Yazidi, an ethnic and religious minority, were stuck on a mountaintop named Sinjar, starving and under attack from the Islamic State that insisted the Yazidi renounce their religion and convert, or die.
President Obama ordered military intervention to thwart the Islamic State.
When we favor one side over another in a military exercise, we have to admit we really are choosing a preferred “victor.”
We are also up to a lot more than just saving the Yazidi off a mountain top.
The President announced, “This is going to be a long-term project.”
Then he said a few days later, that we would stand with Iraq if Baghdad could form a unified and inclusive government to counter the Sunni militants.
This is mission leap — not mission creep. Continue reading