Thanks for the question, webwalk - I would be the first to concede that the Bush debacle set the stage for holy hell to be the consequence of dehumanizing and alienating everyone who had Baathist background at the time that Bremer was putting the American imprimatur on Iraq. When Tariq Aziz passed away this week, I thought that this was a symptom of the mindless lack of strategy that has damaged Iraq so much. That a person who was wanting to act in good faith, such as Aziz, could be cast aside, instead of being brought into a government of reconciliation - is beyond me.
As much as it may be balming to one’s sense of validation, about the causation of the IS monstrosity, it is no excuse for not demanding that the member countries of the UN begin to grasp their responsibilities to civilization. Their blatant lack of real seriousness on this is not only inexplicable, but is totally inexcusable.