The magnificent country of Canada, my country, and it is magnificent, generally, is sending six CF-18 jet fighters to Iraq to combat ISIS. I heard someone say this on the radio minutes ago: 'Canada needs a combat mission for the RCAF... this is one it needs.'
This is a combat mission? What, lobbing bombs at indefinite targets?
Decisions such as the above are made by politicians who have never read a history book. (I don't mean a history-of-law book.)