Sunday, June 15, 2014

George H.W.Bush to the Gulf-Iraq in Civil War ISIS Murders by the Score

Iraq gets more confusing each and every day
As the army, flees Shiite volunteers join the fray
Our President playing golf is still MIA
How much longer can we afford a policy against jihad to delay?
Not sure how this sectarian war will play
Only that we should have had some forces in country to stay
Boots on the ground--some sense of reason to Maliki sway
The Shiites in response to a mullah's calls
Are surging into Baghdad to ISIS try to stall
While the Kurds are building against ISIS their own walls
Iraq, created by the stroke of an English pen
Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds at each other’s throats again
Ten percent of the world’s oil and humanitarian concerns
Add in a potential breeding ground for jihadist terror to return
And you have a crisis that should cram the Situation Room
Not having a President on a cart while implosion of Iraq looms
At least we have a carrier within easy striking reach of ISIS convoys on a road
But with no observers on the ground our smart bombs are now dumb iron loads
But the specter of the fall of Saigon and the images of choppers pushed over into the sea
Is a trauma that no American would ever again on TV wish to see
The silver lining in this botched mess,
Another example of a failed Presidency in a foreign policy mess
Is that the fanatics of ISIS are so brutal beheading Muslims by the score without remorse
That the Sunnis themselves, if Maliki were to step down and follow a coalition governing course,
Would turn on them with a vengeance and drive them from Sunni cities and towns
For ISIS spilling blood like no tomorrow would in it surely and quickly drown
But no more our President asleep at the wheel
We have too many serious problems with which leadership must deal. 
Carter lost his presidency due to the American hostages held captive in Iran
Obama will lose his legacy due to not enough leadership and too much time in the rough or mired in the pits of sand
© June 15, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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