June 13, 2014

Who Lost Iraq?

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

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It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized. And having now secured arms, ammunition and hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from their takeover of Mosul — Iraq’s second-largest city — they will build on these strengths. Inevitably, in Washington, the question has surfaced: Who lost Iraq?

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TAGGED: Nouri Al-Maliki, United States, Middle East, George W. Bush, Iraq

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