It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Jessica Alba in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.
This week, we return to American troops on duty in the liberation of Iraq from Ba’ath Party despotism. Under President Barack Hussein Obama, we withdrew our forces before Iraq was truly stabilized, and now the Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية ad-Dawlah al-ʾIslāmiyyah) is on the march, trying to turn a liberated county into another Islamist state. President Obama has ordered air strikes to try to stop ISIS, but has promised that no ground troops will be deployed to stop them, which means, in the real world, that IS might be inconvenienced, but not stopped.