War Is Easy for a Candidate

Ah, the joys of being a candidate rather than a president.

Hope and change don't translate.

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Folks are making fun of comments by Scott Walker and Marco Rubio on how to defeat Islamic State, and fairly so. Walker says he will face down Islamic State with the steely will he brought to bear on the Wisconsin teacher’s unions; Rubio says he will do, well, kinda what President Barack Obama has been doing, except with Sunni troops. “The Iraqi army, of course,” says Kevin Drum, “is mostly Shiite. So apparently Rubio thinks we should ditch the Iraqi military and put together a coalition of ground forces from neighboring countries. But this would be ... who?”

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