Sending "Advisors"...We Know What That Means

warDebra Sweet | June 12, 2015

Obama on sending 450 MORE "advisors" to Iraq: "These new advisers will work to build capacity of Iraqi forces, including local tribal fighters, to improve their ability to plan, lead, and conduct operations.

What's wrong with this on so many levels? Let us name a few:

There is nothing good U.S. weapons, trainers, bases, and propaganda about the superiority of U.S. "democracy" over the region can do. The  Islamic State and other forces are making advances in western and northern Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, largely because of what the U.S. has already done, including by dominating the region for 70 or so years, with such allies as the Saudi monarchy.

World Can't Wait will continue to challenge whether U.S. might makes right.

Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait and tweets at @dsweetwcw.