August 11, 2014

We're Doing the Right Thing in Iraq

Yishai Schwartz, The New Republic

The Associated Press

President Barack Obama last week launched a humanitarian intervention in northern Iraq, but some have argued that the airstrikes are something else entirely. The operation isn't about protecting the massacred Yezidi minority, loyal Kurdish allies, or even American personnel, these critics say; it's about protecting oil fields.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Kurdistan, ISIS, Islamic State, Yezidi

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