One Point about Iraq

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I would like to make a point here about Iraq, that, so far as I know, no one else has made. Years ago, Iraq had a capable, battle-seasoned army that could have easily dispatched a group like ISIS. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the US disbanded this army. The US then trained and equipped a new Iraqi army. It was this army that abandoned Mosul in the face of an ISIS offensive, leaving behind US-supplied weapons. So, yes, in that respect the US does bear responsibility for the current crisis in Iraq.

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2 Responses to “One Point about Iraq”

  1. rebelscum Says:

    I saw thsi video a couple of days ago and this person raised the same point:

    http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/18/will_iraq_or_syria_survive_un

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