August 11, 2014

America to the Rescue, Again

Tom Rogan, National Review

The Associated Press

This action should have been taken months ago. Far too many have already perished at the hands of ISIS. Yet now, via American food, water, and bombs, civilians in Iraq’s north have found new hope. Finally, we are confronting the threat that ISIS poses to the world.

Unfortunately, the task is falling squarely on America. Our closest ally, Britain, has provided only one plane for humanitarian air relief. The sad reality of the contemporary international order is that without America, order doesn’t exist.

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TAGGED: American Exceptionalism, Iraq, Yezidi


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