How the Kurds were left to fend for themselves by Baghdad and USA – click to read

I was in Kurdistan region of Iraq in December and the area was thriving…and yes,pretty safe. And now? 8 months later? ISIS is marching through the area and the Kurds can’t defend themselves. See below from Mark Landler’s article today in the NYT:

“….Several fighters [Kurdish peshmerga fighters] who had fought ISIS said they were daunted when they discovered the militants were traveling in bulletproof vehicles that left the pesh merga’s bullets doing little more than pockmarking the metal…”