The political and social instability of Iraq could be measured most days in the number of car bomb blasts and the people those explosions kill.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
On Wednesday, at least 80 people were slain by the bombs, showing that country is far from capable of quelling the violence resulting from the U.S. war in Iraq. U.S. troops are long gone, but the civilian slayings continue.
Its another reason why the U.S. should hit the pause button hard before firing missiles at Syria to try to help end the civil war in that country wrought from the long-ago Arab Spring. The United States help with missiles will likely lead to U.S. warplanes involvement and then drones and then troops on the ground.
Pretty soon Americans, who have had it with Middle East conflicts, will be deep into another Iraq, another Afghanistan and another Pakistan. Meanwhile Irans growing nuclear threat keeps knocking at the worlds door, demanding attention, too.
Whats a superpower to do?