The Iraq debacle signals the end of American Exceptionalism. Good. President Obama says no more whack-a-mole against terrorists or invading countries, except to we send in “advisors” to train apparently inept locals. Oh wait, the locals in Iraq want nothing to do with the US. Just about every other country has voiced the same opinion. US stay out of Iraq. You’ve already screwed things up badly enough. I’d say US has blown it big time.
“And as I said yesterday, what we can’t do is think that we’re just going to play whack-a-mole and send US troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up.
‘We’re going to have to have a more focused, more targeted strategy and we’re going to have to partner and train local law enforcement and military to do their jobs as well.’
I’m going out on a limb and say many countries will do just fine without our help. Plus, shouldn’t we ask them if they want our help before barging in (again). And, as we’ve done a rather piss-poor job ourselves, maybe it’s time to clean up our own backyard first?