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Prof. James Carafano comments on the perils of arming Iraq to beat back Al Qaeda

For almost every foreign policy problem, John Kerry has an “easy button.” Unfortunately, hitting that button usually doesn’t do the trick.  And sometimes, it leaves the world worse off.

And so we would do well to consider the prospect of success for the “easy button” identified by the Secretary of State as the way to keep Iraq from teetering into a full-blown civil war.  

With Al Qaeda-affiliated militants on the ascendancy in Anbar province, the Secretary recently declared, “We are not contemplating putting boots on the ground….We will help [the Iraqis] in their fight, but this fight, in the end, they will have to win, and I am confident they can.”

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