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Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His cartoons are syndicated by Creators. Michael won his second Pulitzer while at Investor's Business Daily.

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  • So the exist strategy is: never leave, fight the forever ME battle forever. Got it.

    First, as Andy McCarthy notes at National Review, the reality is that the Kurds are not necessarily the angelic, morally righteous figures that our political and media elites are holding them out to be. The U.S. should not generally be in the business of serving up its anti-Islamic State tactical partners as sacrificial offerings, but the reality is that Turkey’s Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), of which the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) is the U.S.-backed Syrian offshoot, is — and remains — a formally designated terrorist organization under U.S. law.
    Second, Turkey, while horrifically transmogrified into a dictatorial, Islamist, Muslim Brotherhood-funding geopolitical nightmare under Erdogan’s rule, is — and remains — a NATO member.
    Third, there is simply no political will in the U.S. to have our soldiers continue to referee centuries-long internecine Islamic conflicts — such as the dispute between the Turks and the Kurds — that lack a truly compelling U.S. strategic interest.
    “Let Allah sort it out.”


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