Friday, June 13, 2014

TODAY'S BIG NUGGET: In Iraq We're Getting the Gov't We Deserve

Who Lost Iraq? The Iraqis Did, with an Assist from George W. Bush (Fareed Zakaria) from the Washington Post
"Whenever the United States has asked this question — as it did with China in the 1950s or Vietnam in the 1970s — the most important point to remember is: The local rulers did. ... The same story is true of Iraq, only much more so."
THANK YOU, Mr. Zakaria for stating this so clearly! Zakaria goes on to recall some of what the neo-cons SOOO want you to forget: "Having invaded Iraq with a small force — what the expert Tom Ricks called “the worst war plan in American history” — the administration needed to find local allies. It quickly decided to destroy Iraq’s Sunni ruling establishment and empower the hard-line Shiite religious parties that had opposed Saddam Hussein. This meant that a structure of Sunni power that had been in the area for centuries collapsed."

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