David Stockman's analysis of the war against ISIS or whatever you wish to call them should be required reading for our strutting and pathetic PM's who have joined yet another 'coalition of the willing.' But they aren't really very willing. Nobody is, and the fact that the top guns of the western world can't even turn a ground offensive against a single town by people who have no credible air defenses (yet) should scare the living hell out of all of us. This is the ultimate Mideast fiasco, 100% 'blowback' from the last one and there have been quite a few over the last century. The only people who have ever been worth a **** there are the Kurds and once again they will be the sacrificed on the block of 'real politic.'