Jun 14, 2014

The Fall of Iraq

If you haven't been keeping up with the news lately, I can sum it up by saying that the Iraq army isn't exactly anchoring a democratic awakening in the Middle East.

To his point - If we were to fight the ISIS, we'd help keep propping up Maliki. It's a bit of a no-win situation. If ISIS wins, they won't last.

It's a shame that after billions of American dollars and thousands of American lives, our government has decided that it's a lost cause and we're going to allow Sunni insurgents to behead Iraqi civilians in the streets of Mosul and Tikrit.

Don't worry. The Iranians are more than willing to lend a hand in stabilizing Iraq. They might even put up some permanent bases there. You know, as a peace keeping force.

1 comment:

Benjamin H. Friedman said...

The President is now a victim of his own exit strategy. As with Afghanistan lately, he tended to claim that we could leave Iraq because of the success of the state we were building. Staying out may require surrendering that pretense. Better to admit that Iraq is worth far too little to us to justify the sort of effort required to repair it and that we don’t know how to do that anyway.