Al Qaeda overruns Tikrit, 3rd Iraqi city in as many days. Hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from banks with which to fund operations, mass beheadings and now, a seamless war zone between Syria and Iraq. Next up, the northern oil fields. Obama’s “diplomatic surge”, which he claimed would amply replace the hated Bush’s military surge, turns out to have been no more than a policy of cut and run.
That might have been the eventual outcome anyway, since America grew tired of the war, but for the parents and wives who lost loved ones, the millions who fought and the thousands who were maimed, it has all turned out for naught.