Does Anyone Give A Shit About Iraq?

Not the Iraqis:

The much-anticipated session of the country’s parliament started on Tuesday with enough members in attendance to ensure the nomination of a speaker would go ahead. However, the meeting quickly descended into farce, with Sunnis and Kurds using an unscheduled recess to withdraw their legislators, ensuring the session collapsed.

And not Americans:

So far, the growing crisis in Iraq has not drawn strong interest from the American public. As Sunni militants extend their control of large swaths of Iraq, 25% say they are paying very close attention to the growing violence and political instability in Iraq.

Young Americans – the ones we could send to die for a battle between Sunnis and Shi’a – have twice as much interest in the World Cup as in Iraq. And yet the hegemon staggers onward …