I'm done listening to the Iraqis - I mean the place is almost surely going to self-partition...
What I am worried about is what the heck to do with the Sunnis in Anbar, Iran will colonize Baghdad,and it's government -
like it already has and that shuts the Sunnis out.
This is already what is happening, and why ISIL is making such big gains - we can't let that become another terrorist state.
Arming the Kurds has to be part of that.
He's a lot better then Mubarak! Morsi was a cancer.
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Yeah BO was trying to say its a success going on with ISIS.....but the reality on the ground says otherwise. Even his own people can't get around what BO has done himself with Iraq.
Defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue.....
The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East. Although Iraqi soldiers "vastly outnumbered" their opposition in the capital of Anbar province, they quickly withdrew last Sunday without putting up much resistance from the city in Iraq's Sunni heartland, Carter said on CNN's "State of the Union."
The Iraqis left behind large numbers of U.S.-supplied vehicles, including several tanks, now presumed to be in Islamic State hands. "What apparently happened is the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight," Carter said. "They were not outnumbered; in fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force. That says to me, and I think to most of us, that we have an issue with the will of the Iraqis to fight ISIL and defend themselves."
American intelligence officials have assessed for some time that Iraq is unlikely ever again to function as the multi-ethnic nation-state it once was, and that any future political arrangement would have to grant significant local autonomy to the three main groups,_Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. But the Obama administration has continued to pursue a "one Iraq" policy, routing all assistance through Baghdad.....snip~
Defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue
It doesn't reduce Salafi jihad (ISIL) , it doesn't translate into "democracy" anywhere I can remember either.
I much respect your ideas/research, but that is a basic neo-con flawed argument..
Best to think of the Powell Doctrine ("Pottery Barn Rule") instead: "you break it you own it"
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Speaking of Assad.....This just in about an hour ago.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/middle...n-country.html (Syria Regime 'to accept de facto partition' of Country......)
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