As we get closer to the potential Kobani slaughter crisis
Panetta blasts Obama for not having the will to get in the ring and fight ISIS
Panetta is of course wanting his Worthy Fights to sell
Wants history’s blame to shift to the man who would not answer the bell
Still one wonders back when we turned tail and from Iraq to our boots all depart
If he knew that withdrawal was a policy doomed from the start
Why did he not resign from his Secretary of Defense post?
How could he remain to on the surface support a policy that would soon be toast?
Gates, Clinton, and Panetta the apex of the foreign policy tree
Were all telling Obama there had to be a residual force but he would not agree
We are now in an incredible. complicated Middle East mess
Gnat like air strikes will not these jihadists suppress
Our NATO “ally” has its tanks on the Syrian border pointing the other way
How many Kurd citizens not fighters will ISIS on capturing the town slay?
Head of NATO off to Turkey to try to get them involved
Odds are slim given the Syrian red line and our President’s apparent lack of resolve.
© October 8, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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