This is what the complete collapse of a foreign policy doctrine looks like. In the absence of stabilizing U.S. leadership, the Middle East has become a regional Sunni-Shiite proxy war in which the most radical and ruthless thrive.
Astonishing how many Top. Journalists. are finally recognizing what I’ve been shouting from the rooftops for more than a decade: Everything in the Muslim World, including the Middle East, must be viewed through the prism of the thousand-year war between the Sunni and the Shia.
The latest bullshit, of course, is that Barack Obama is somehow causing that war to flare up. Bush couldn’t put out the flames with his crackpot democracy campaign, and Obama won’t put it out by trying to carve out Sunni safe-havens deep in Shia territory.
As far as I’m concerned, let them fight. They love death, you know. So I say, let them have what they want.