After a predictably failed attempt to democratize the Middle East and to arm the Iraqi government with the necessary tools to combat an insurgency, radical Islamic militants are advancing at an alarming rate. Iraqi soldiers scattered, leaving militants with an easy win over Mosul. Emboldened insurgents are now after Baghdad, leaving Barack Obama with a far-too-familiar ambiguous response. According to Obama, the United States “will not react overnight,” or perhaps at all (that last part is mine). The ISIS goal is to establish an Islamic state that stretches to Northern Syria, which is a realistic fear given their previous success against President Bashar al-Assad. For an easy rundown on the current state of “Mess O’ Potamia,’ watch the link below. Jon Stewart says it best.