Barack Obama used the phrase “network of death” last week to describe his new enemies, and I wasn’t the only one who thought it sounded eerily familiar to George W. Bush’s “axis of evil.” After hearing it, my stomach turned. It turned like it did when Barry the Bomber made his argument for attacking Syria the first time. It turned again when he started bombing Iraq. Then tried to convince us, again, to bomb Syria, this time not because of Assad’s brutality but because of the Islamic State (IS) and how it wants to control the area formerly known as the Levant. The administration uses the term “ISIL” because it wants to expose the imperial intentions of IS. It’s a good fear-mongering tactic, of course. If they are going to take over the Levant, what’s next? Europe? The United States?