Blowback from Further U.S. Intervention in Iraq

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Feature Article by Ivan Eland
As Iraq faces a
governmental crisis and collapses into what looks to be a three-sided
civil war, Republicans even other Democrats — members of Congress and
potential presidential candidates, such as President Obama’s former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — are alleging that Obama
facilitated the rise of the Sunni radical group Islamic State (formerly
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). They blame him for withdrawing all
U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 and for failing to provide greater aid for
moderate groups opposed to President Bashar al Assad in Syria.Though
I am no fan of President Obama, such logic is breathtakingly
horrendous. Although Americans are not known for placing of importance
on history, one should expect them to at least remember a few years
back. And the public seems to at least have a vague idea that they are
tired of 13 years of brush fire wars in faraway places. However,
politicians, always eager to spend soldiers’ lives and taxpayer
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