August 11, 2014
Why We're Bombing Iraq and Not Syria
Michael Totten, World Affairs
Cable news reporters have spent all weekend asking one US government official after another why we’re bombing Iraq and not Syria if we’re motivated by humanitarian concerns as Washington says.
I have yet to hear a straight answer, perhaps because the administration thinks a straight answer is undiplomatic. But I’m not a diplomat, and I can explain it point-blank.
TAGGED: Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Kurds, Kurdistan