The world has woken up to a war in Iraq. Yes, finally. For several years, it was hear no evil, see no evil and say nothing. Contrary to media reports, the success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was predictable, all the signs were there - all very much detectable. The violence had been increasing as had the activities of hard-line Jihadists. The Maliki government had lost credibility, its dictatorial, sectarian and corrupt apparatus of power had alienated many, especially the majority of Sunni Arabs in Iraq.
There are no easy solutions, no magic bullets and no quick fixesChris Doyle