Progressive veterans of the last fight over U.S. military intervention in Iraq aren’t waiting until President Obama decides what to do in Iraq this time around.
They’ve already begun laying the groundwork for a massive pushback on Obama should he decide to engage U.S. forces in the nation once again.
So Responsibility to Protect is dead?
Pity the Iraqis were initially rescued by George W. Bush rather than Clinton.
So for the Iraqis who must suffer under al Qaeda massacres, screw them, as far as our Left is concerned.
UPDATE: Sorry about that Bush Exception to the Responsibility to Protect doctrine:
[Photos] posted on a militant website show what look to be masked fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant loading captives onto flatbed trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arms tied behind their backs. The bodies of the captives are then shown, soaked in blood after being shot.
The AP said the images were verified and were consistent with its reporting. Iraq's top military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, confirmed the authenticity of the photos Sunday and said he was aware of cases of mass murder of Iraqi soldiers.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemned and denounced as "horrifying" a claim by ISIL that it has massacred 1,700 Shia air force recruits in Tikrit. She called the claim "a true depiction of the bloodlust that these terrorists represent.''
As Victor Hansen notes:
How odd: we went into a chaotic Libya to stop the killing and were about to go into bloody Syria to stop the killing — and left a quiet Iraq to ensure it.