Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im not American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im not American, no.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
I only ask what I've asked before: How many Americans have to die for a place that either can't or won't get past sectarianism? I just don't see our interests at stake here if the Maliki government falls. Certainly, ISIS is bad news. Given their actions and those of Maliki, I'm starting to wonder if Iraq wasn't a better place with Saddam. I won't begin to defend him, but we didn't have to keep sending in more people to die for his sake, and there was no significant Islamist uprising. And if there had been, I'd like to think that we'd have been smart enough to say "Good riddance" if they did get rid of him.