Enough, Already
Bill Quick

Emma Sky on America’s failure in Iraq: The rise of ISIS and the fall of Iraq weren’t inevitable. Obama abandoned Iraq on the timetable George W. Bush created for abandoning Iraq.  I know that’s really tough for you to accept, … Continue reading

Iraq Will Come Under Iran’s Sway
Bill Quick

Iran’s Conquest of Iraq As Iran firmly takes control of the government and military of Iraq, one must ask what the History books will say about the 03 war in Iraq – whether or not its only result was Iran … Continue reading

This Cake Was Baked A Dozen Years Ago
Bill Quick

Battle for Tikrit: Despite billions in aid, Iraqi army relies on militia, and Iran – CNN.com By then, the Iraqi security forces in their many guises had become an unwieldy machine that was more a welfare program than a fighting … Continue reading

Let Iraq Sink
Bill Quick

Let Iraq Die: A Case for Partition | World Affairs Journal Theoretically, Iraqis and Syrians still could have forged collective identities and ideals of patriotic nationalism between the time of their nations’ founding and now, but that didn’t happen in … Continue reading

It’s Not a Law Enforcement Matter
Bill Quick

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi – The Washington Post LONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic … Continue reading

The Ultimate Victor In Iraq Will Be Iran – Because We Are Idiots
Bill Quick

Shiite Militia Drives Back Islamic State, but Divides Much of Iraq – NYTimes.com At the same time, Mr. Ameri’s boast rings true: His militia has been among the most effective fighting forces against the Islamic State, gaining ground even as … Continue reading

So…What’s The Problem?
Bill Quick

American Sniper Pulled from Theater in Iraq | PJ Tatler “I wasn’t prepared to spend money to see it,” he said. “It portrays Americans as strong and noble, and Iraqis as ignorant and violent.” Shrug.  The generalization works for me. … Continue reading