“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Name some munitions and equipment left by US troops in Iraq upon leaving. and, if the US did leave equipment, why didn't Malaki secure it?
But in World War II, the tyrants were overcome with overwhelming force and brought to complete, unconditional surrender. Then we could help them rebuild under our terms alone. The 'evil' nations were completely transformed into peaceful allies, good neighbors to the world.
We didn't have the will to do that in Iraq. As we have done in every military conflict since, however, we didn't have the will to use overwhelming force and bring the nation to complete submission in Iraq. We just stopped fighting the war. And every time we have done that, we left an enemy, not an ally, when we left.
I don't know why anybody thought Iraq would be any different.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
"One reason the Obama administration resisted giving arms to rebel groups in Syria despite pressure from Congress is the fear the weapons would end up with al Qaeda-affiliates. If ISIS reaches Baghdad, that fear would be realized, and the weapons could then even be used against rebel groups in Syria supported by the U.S.
U.S. officials are worried that more weapons could fall into ISIS’s hands if the militants reach Baghdad. The U.S. has already sold the Iraqi military armed helicopters, drones, Hellfire missiles and a number of small arms."
White House faces worst-case scenario with Iraq meltdown | TheHill
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."