Brecher on point as usual
When I heard "too extreme for Al Qaeda" on the radio this morning, I wondered if I had heard it correctly. It's silly how easy it is to get the US media to parrot talking points like that one.
This narrative makes more sense than the one that makes ISIS out to be an existential threat to the entire region. No doubt the US doesn't want to see Iraq descend into an all out civil war, and ISIS's success does show just how weak Maliki's is in Sunni dominant areas.
"Too extreme for Al Qaeda" is only the beginning of the sales pitch if the US is going for episode III in Iraq.