June 22, 2014 8:46 am -

If Anwar al-Maliki had created a more inclusive government this would likely not be happening.

Sunni militants advanced through west Iraq after seizing a strategic Syria border crossing, as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region Sunday aiming to bridge widening rifts.

The latest assaults saw the security forces making “tactical” withdrawals in the face of an insurgent onslaught that has displaced hundreds of thousands and alarmed the world amid fears Iraq could tear itself apart.

The militants, led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized the towns of Rawa and Ana after taking the Al-Qaim border crossing on Saturday, residents said.



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  1. Jake June 22nd, 2014 at 9:58 am

    ..yeah but they were not greeted with open arms and parades and songs and flowers like we were.

  2. Greg Allen June 22nd, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Last week’s shows were depressing with all the conservative callers who demanded that we bomb somebody — but when Alan asked “who?” The callers had no idea!

    The conservatives just wanted to bomb anybody! Everybody! They didn’t care.

    Never mind that innocent people will die. Never mind that bombing other countries always comes back to bite America in the butt.

  3. fahvel June 22nd, 2014 at 11:14 am

    let the dominoes fall as they will and keep out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. William June 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    What a waste.