Now if you want to vent about ‘George Bush’s war,’ be my guest. But George Bush isn’t president anymore. Barack Obama is because he wanted the job and the responsibilities that come with the American presidency. Up to now, burying those responsibilities in the sand has never been in the job description.
Mosul’s fall matters for what it reveals about a terrorism whose threat Mr. Obama claims he has minimized. For starters, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham ISIS isnt a bunch of bug-eyed ‘Mad Max’ guys running around firing Kalashnikovs. ISIS is now a trained and organized army.