How the U.S. Government Accidentally Armed Islamic State

This news from Kurdish Irbil is absolutely sickening: “In a bitter irony, the extremists used American armored vehicles and weapons they had seized from the hapless Iraqi military to defeat Kurdish fighters who were blocked from acquiring just such equipment, U.S. and Kurdish officials said,” the Associated Press reports. Hat tip to Power Line. I don’t have any well-developed opinions yet about the latest developments in Iraq—other than that this sort of mess is what happens when the U.S. engages in haphazard, unprincipled foreign policy—but offhand arming the Kurds strikes me as a reasonable possibility.