Iraq's immediate priority is to secure its cities, main arteries and borders by reforming and improving counter insurgency tactics and better equip the Iraqi Security Forces in conjunction with regional and global powers to help defeat ISIL.
The rain is adding fuel to an open flame of cholera. Health experts are registering an increase in cholera cases; in Carrefour, the cholera clinic saw an average of 300 per day this week, when it had been 300 cases per week.
Michael Solis' September 13th blog on displaced peoples sheds light on a troubling global issue. There were, however, totally inaccurate claims relating to The Body Shop that I am compelled to correct.