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