I wrote the the other day about how difficult, maybe impossible, it is for the great powers to make or keep the peace. I didn't need new proof, but the headline in today's Washington Post is, "Obama authorizes possible Iraq strikes." Please, sir, not again.
The story says the U.S. is already dropping food and other good things there and that's fine. But please, nothing lethal. That's how these blood feuds start. You got us out of Iraq once, please don't make an encore necessary.
Enforcing our ideas of law and order in other peoples' countries seldom works well. Please know this.