Re: Tribal leader: Iraqi troops in Anbar province could 'collapse within hours'
Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha
It was with Iraq. The problems we face today with Iraq stem from the sectarian divide in the country, and nothing to do with Bush. To demonstrate more clearly that point, understand that sectarian divide existed even under Saddam Hussein. The difference today though is that instead of having a ruthless dictator with a strong military in place to put down such insurrections, we now have a democracy in place that only serves to exacerbate those underlying sectarian issues. Of course, the fact that ISIS rolled in from the west didn't help either.
So nothing short of sending in regular american combat troops qualifies as "going in to fight and win" then?