July 7, 2014

How Iraq Became Obama's War

Jeff Greenfield, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The presidential decisions now undergoing very tough judgments include not just the decision to withdraw completely from Iraq, but the decision to keep Prime Minister Nouri-al-Maliki in power despite overwhelming evidence that he was assembling a sectarian Shiite state.

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TAGGED: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Iraq


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