Obama Sends War Authorization Request to Congress. Tell Congress: No new war authorization. Repeal the old one.
It’s hard to ignore the way defense companies find themselves buried in cash from selling weapons that aren't needed to people who can't use them, sales that are likely to harm, not help, America's interests.
Years of effort by American occupiers intent on creating a new Iraq out of the ruins of the old produced little of value and next to nothing that has lasted. Yet even today, in Washington the conviction persists that trying harder might somehow turn things around.
What happens to a war in the absence of coherent state policy?
This, folks, is what the counter-offensive in Iraq against ISIL is going to look like.