Why Russ Feingold should challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016

The latest troubles in Iraq are a good reminder that Clinton's hawkish tendencies need to be curbed

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Iraq is basically falling to pieces. The ultramilitant Sunni group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured Mosul after total desertion by whole divisions of the Iraqi army, and is pressing toward Baghdad. An independent Kurdistan has become a distinct possibility, with Kurdish forces having captured the northern city of Kirkuk.

This is a horrifying development, and our country is largely responsible for this disaster. A vigorous debate is emerging over how the Obama administration should respond. But the key question for Americans is how to prevent the political class from luring the country into another pointless war down the line.

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