Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mosul is not a big college town

Bizarre statement from US National Security Adviser Susan Rice in a speech to Center for a New American Security Annual Conference --

The United States has been fast to provide necessary support for the people and government of Iraq under our Strategic Framework Agreement, and we are working together to roll back aggression and counter the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant poses to the people of the region.

The situation inside the upper reaches of US policymaking seems to be better captured by the Wall Street Journal headline Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard.