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June 2, 2015

ISIL: What -- if Anything -- Is to Be Done?

Our serial exercise in misbegotten king-making across the region reminds one of the punchline to an old Italian opera joke: she'll sing it 'til she learns it. Only, insofar as Middle East politics is concerned, the pain is felt by more than the eardrums of the afflicted audience.

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