With oil rigs blowing up, Times Square car bombers, and SCOTUS nominees it’s easy to forget the biggest place we “stepped in it”, Iraq. However just today 99 Iraqis were killed and thousands injured in a stream of coordinated attacks around the country.
When we talk about stupid kid trying to blow up an SUV in Times Square as a “sophisticated” and “coordinated” attack, what then are we to call a string of bombings throughout a country?
In short, we act like Iraq is nearly “solved”, when clearly it’s still an unholy mess. It’s just our attention span is too small to deal with it.
What have we gotten ourselves into?