The spotlight may have shifted away from the failed foreign policy of the current administration, but the monstrosities continue in the regions controlled by ISIS terrorists.
Very jarring and disturbing details are emerging from witnesses to the horror:
“They put women and children under the ground. They were alive. I still hear their screams. They were trying to keep their heads up to keep breathing,” said car repairman Dawud Hassan, 26.
“Iraq is finished for me. We had houses, shops, they all burnt our things. We have nothing. We want to cross to Turkey but the peshmerga is not letting us. We will not stay there, we want to go to Europe.”
It is not clear if Iraqi government forces or peshmerga will manage to claw back territory and then hold it - something that could help Yazidis believe in their country again.
Islamic State is getting more ambitious. It has already grabbed much of the north and resources such as oil fields that will help fund its self-proclaimed caliphate.
Some Yazidis, like Hassan, 22, a student, shake their heads in disbelief when recalling how only foreign Kurdish fighters from Turkey or Syria extended a lifeline in the face of Islamic State.
“They tied the hands of one woman to the back of a car and her legs to another car and they split her into two,” he said beside makeshift tents as women cried.
“Have you seen anything like this? This is all because she is not Muslim and did not want to be converted. We barely made it.”
Meanwhile Obama and Hillary are showing true leadership by passing the buck back and forth instead of taking responsibility for the crisis in Syria and Iraq. In fact, the CIA Director appointed by Obama said just months ago that the caliphate was a a feckless and absurd delusion, and that they weren't going to waste resources on it.
Feel safer now?