The WaPo editors deplore Obama's "half measures" in Iraq:
Obama’s authorization of Iraq airstrikes isn’t connected to a coherent strategy
And even the NY Times editors, while applauding Obama's prudence and restraint, are looking for more:
The United States, Turkey and other allies should move quickly to meet the Kurds’ needs for ammunition and weapons as well as advice on more effectively deploying the pesh merga and integrating Kurdish operations with Iraqi security forces. Under pressure from the United States, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq finally agreed this week to cooperate with the Kurds and to provide air support, and should continue to do so.
That will still leave Mr. Obama with the task of framing a broader strategy that involves Saudi Arabia, the Arab League and the United Nations, just to start.
Yeah, a unified strategy. Why that is urgent now as opposed to two months ago remains a Frequently Unasked Question.THEY WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED: The US is implicitly partnering up with Shiite Iran against Sunni ISIS. Politics, bedfellows.