June 27, 2014

It's Not America's War

Fred Kaplan, Slate

The Associated Press

Diplomacy is the key. Maliki’s disenfranchisement of Sunni Arabs sowed the fertile soil for ISIS exploitation. Re-enfranchising Sunnis will do more than any number of smart bombs to loosen its grip.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Nouri Al-Maliki


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