How generous of you to at least accept some of the responsibility for the disaster in Iraq. If several hundred thousand American troops could not being a stable government in Iraq what makes you think that fourteen to eighteen thousand residual troops could be of any help? The problem is that Iraq is not a nation, it is simply a group of tribes that have hated each other for over a thousand Nike Cortez Premium Qs Baseball Pack
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secretary of state Henry Kissinger wrote in his memoir White House Years, can be meaningless "unless they brought about a political reality that could survive our ultimate withdrawal". and its allies, including Australia, decide on the most effective humanitarian intervention to prevent genocide in northern Iraq. Some victories, especially in dangerous and strategically important regions, need to be defended for years or decades. still has 28,000 troops in South Korea 60 years after the Korean War. forces from Iraq, Dr. Kissinger warned against leaving a vacuum in the region. Iraq was central to the West's conflict with revolutionary jihad, he wrote. That risk was heightened, he noted, by the tensions between the Shiite and Sunni groups and the tenuous position of Iraq's Kurdish provinces, resting uneasily between Turkey and Iran.
George W. Bush's administration made bad blunders in Iraq, including justifying its 2003 invasion on the grounds of weapons of mass destruction, disbanding the Iraqi Army in its haste to expunge all traces of Saddam Hussein's Cortez Nike Classic Ba'athist regime and claiming victory prematurely.
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Unfortunately, however, Obama's error of judgment has had longer term, disastrous consequences. Army's senior commander in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd Austin, in 2011. Nike Cortez Og Leather Black
Even his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who reportedly favored leaving a substantial residual force, is scathing about aspects of the President's strategic policies, especially his amateurish "don't do stupid stuff" motto. As she said this week: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."
Gen. Austin advised Obama to leave 14,000 to 18,000 troops on the ground in Iraq to defend hard won gains and provide stability. In brushing such professional advice aside, Obama allowed the defeated terrorists to regroup.
enough in lives and treasure trying to do the impossible in the middle east. Any American aid should be solely humanitarian.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is right in offering Australian support, including assigning troops if necessary, to help the Yazidi community besieged by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq. And the West, including Australia, should not ignore the monstrous persecution, including the beheading of children, being wrought against Christians in Mosul. But beyond providing humanitarian assistance and building good relations with moderate Islamic leaders, the West cannot resolve the deep splits between extremist Islamists currently unfolding in Iraq and Syria.
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