...The international coalition that Mr. Obama says is crucial to his plan is just being formed. While there have been positive steps toward a new government in Iraq, the positions of defense and interiors ministers remain unfilled as politicians continue to fight for power. Meanwhile, American-led training of forces in Iraq and Syria (the so-called moderate opposition) that are supposed to be central to the military campaign will take months, and congressional approval of the $500 million that Mr. Obama has requested for training and equipping Syrian rebels is far from certain...I would call it about the only certainty of the entire situation. After all, you can't fight a war if the other side doesn't have the cash to keep their tanks running, can you?
Just another Reality-based bubble in the foam of the multiverse.