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  •  The US is out of Iraq for the reasons mentioned; (1+ / 0-)
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    and US involvement under Bush/Obama did not solve, by any stretch of the imagination, the underlying major problems in that country.

    Iraq - Jan. 5, 2012; after almost nine years of American
    involvement (under Bush and Obama) in a war based on lies; in a country wracked with sectarian strife; a war that has left 4,500 American military dead, over 32,000 physically wounded, and an untold number incapacitated by various degrees of psychological trauma.

    All for naught

    A suicide bomber targeting Shia pilgrims in southern Iraq has killed at least 30 people and wounded 70 others, hours after an earlier wave of attacks in mainly Shia districts of Baghdad killed at least 29 people and wounded dozens more....
    "People have real fears that the cycle of violence might be revived in this country," Tariq Annad, a government employee who lives near the site of the Sadr City attacks, told Associated Press.

    A political crisis that erupted shortly after US troops withdrew from Iraq on 18 December has revived concerns about sectarian violence in Iraq, which teetered on the brink of civil war in 2006-07.

    The Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, a Shia, angered rivals when he asked parliament to have his Sunni deputy, Saleh al-Mutlaq, removed and sought an arrest warrant for the Sunni vice-president, Tareq al-Hashemi, on charges that he ran death squads....

    What a tragic loss of American (and Iraqi) blood and treasure.

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