Isn’t It Time to Leave Iraq Alone?

August 17, 2014 – After 24 years, the presence of American military in Iraq continues. The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) is now the target of a military effort in that country, but there may be an ulterior motive to our “humanitarian” effort to protect the Kurds from ISIS.

From my latest column:

“The humanitarian situation was cynically manipulated by the Obama administration—and echoed by the US media — to provide a reason for the president to attack Iraq again. This time it was about yet another regime change, breaking Kurdistan away from Iraq and protection of the rich oil reserves there, and acceptance of a new US military presence on the ground in the country.”

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