Powerline has a simple solution for Iraq - arm the Kurds.
The peshmerga are a brave, competent fighting force. But they need modern weapons–and they are even willing to pay for them! Everyone knows that air strikes are of limited use at best. They can kill a handful of terrorists and momentarily disrupt operations, but they cannot win a war, which is what is going on in Iraq. As in so many other areas, the Obama administration is reaping the bitter fruit of years of bad policies. But better late than never: we should arm the Kurds, immediately.