Iraq: The Rest of The Story

What have you heard aboiut Iraq these days?  All is quiet on the Iraqi front.  Since 2017, late into the year, it appears that some are thinking that the Iraqi War came to an end……The American Conservative takes a look at the close of Iraqi hostilities…….

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The year 2017 saw America’s serial wars in Iraq ending with a whimper, not a bang. And in the oddest of ironies, it may be that Donald Trump, the fifth president to preside over U.S. military operations in Iraq, has more or less ended it, whether he had much to do with or not.

Iraq haws won its war with ISIS and now that it is over what is there in the future for the country….

You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster—a friend crossing Death Valley with next-to-no gas in his car—and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?”

Such is the Middle East today. The U.S. is again at war there, bombing freely across Iraq and Syria, advising here, droning there, coalition-building in the region to loop in a little more firepower from a collection of recalcitrant allies, and searching desperately for some non-American boots to put on the ground.

Iraq has a long road back to normalcy… Iran good for their future?  Or will the US try to insert itself in the reconstruction?  The US is the last place Iraq should look to for help.

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