America doesn’t need another war in the Middle East, and here are some very good reasons why.
As the Islamic State, which appears in reality to be neither, continues to post horrific beheadings of captive Westerners on the internet, the Washington establishment comprised of the government and media pundits who report on it seem intent on an ever-escalating new war in the Middle East. The ever-vigilant voices of the GOP hawks in Congress see this as an opportunity to bash the President for actions he took to scale down the Iraq War bequeathed him by his predecessor and use the convenient fact that ISIS exists in both Iraq and Syria to allow new activity by US forces in the latter country as well (something they strongly encouraged last year, but couldn’t cajole enough support from the American public to start operations then).
For his part, President Obama has remained true to his promise not to let the situation escalate to the point where American armed forces are…
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