The Kurds and the Sunnis must be united to stop Iran from taking over in Iraq and alQaeda in Syria

With the looming American withdrawal from Iraq, Caroline Glick, in Naming things by their name, summarizes America’s failure in the ME and the reasons for it. First and foremost it refuses to name the enemy but rather made war on a tactic. In its desire not to be identified with dictators because they are hated by the people, America helped to bring down allies of the US, Quaddafi and Mubarek (the enemy of my enemy is my friend) and choose instead to align with her enemies, made easier by having not named them.

HOW HAS this situation arisen? How is it possible that the US finds itself today with so few good options in the Arab world after all the blood and treasure it has sacrificed? The answer to this question is found to a large degree in an article by Prof. Angelo Codevilla in the current issue of the Claremont Review of Books titled “The Lost Decade.”

Codevilla argues that the reason the US finds itself in the position it is in today owes to a significant degree to its refusal after September 11, 2001, to properly identify its enemy. US foreign policy elites of all stripes and sizes refused to consider clearly how the US should best defend its interests because they refused to identify who most endangered those interests....

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