(Credit Image: © Medyan Dairieh/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com) ISIS Al-Qaeda Militants Fighting Syrian Civil War Local activists reported that the incident took place recently, in Mosul in Iraq, and that the 19 women were burned alive.Reports are in The New York Times and The Independent.They arrive tragically late, and too often out of order.
ISIS has reportedly taken thousands of Yazidi women and girls into custody in order to use them as sex slaves, which they say their religion allows.
Nor is it limited to the intelligence operatives who sat silent as the administration cherry-picked its case for war, or with those, like Colin Powell or Hans Blix, who, in the name of loyalty or statesmanship, did not give full throat to their misgivings.
It is also shared by far too many in the Fourth Estate, most notably the ‘ Judith Miller.
hearing examining the march to war in Iraq, Republican congressman Walter Jones posed “a very simple question” about the administration’s manipulation of intelligence: “How could the professionals see what was happening and nobody speak out?
” Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, responded with an equally simple answer: “The vice president.” But the blame for Iraq does not end with Cheney, Bush, or Rumsfeld.