August 15, 2014

After Maliki, Only the U.S. Can Save Iraq

Tom Rogan, National Review

The Associated Press

Just because Maliki is gone, no one should assume Iraq is saved. Absent a new comprehensive American strategy, Iraq will continue tumbling toward implosion. Our recognition of this fact matters because Iraq holds profound importance for America.

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TAGGED: Nouri Al-Maliki, Iraq, ISIS


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