I wrote this a year ago BUT now that the New SECDEF “Ash” Carter — has thought of it — I thought I would send it back out there!
By Karl Spain
They say there are no easy answers in the Middle East and that we have a long bitter battle ahead, and with no strategy outlined by the President or even the State Department. This can be changed — all these ridiculous excuses for inaction, while the world burns, are an incorrect diagnosis of a situation — that is actually quite simple to solve.
1. Send some top military brass from the Pentagon (not Kerry) to meet with the Kurdish leaders in Kurdistan. Make it clear to them, you support their independence from Iraq and give them the weapons necessary for their army to hold, defend and protect their new territory. Support with air power but no ground troops. The redrawn border of this new state will start 25 miles west of where the Tigris leaves Turkey and will follow the line of the river south, (offset by…
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