Re: Mess-o-potamia, with a vengeance.
posted at 6/13/2014 7:12 AM EDT
In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:
In response to UserName9's comment:
The best solution in Iraq was the one Joe Biden pushed for years.....split it into 3 countries and let the Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds have thier own borders and governments.
What is happening there today is predictable for anyone who was paying attention. The Sunni's ran the place for years, then we invaded and put the Shiites in charge who immediately removed any Sunni's from any position in the government. We left and now the Sunnis want their country back. The Shiites will get slaughtered or become refugees (unless Iran helps them) and the Kurds just want to be left alone.
I believe it was the US who removed Sunnis from their Government posts. First, we disbanded the military, without getting their weapons. Then we threw all of the managers out their jobs. Leaving Iran with no army, no goverment, and no beauracracy but giving insurgents plenty of recruits and managerial talent.
The Bush appointee who made these 2 decisions was as incompetent as the appointee running FEMA during Katrina.
Everything Bush touched was a collassal failure.
And Obama has been incompetent in the followup.
look, every president inherits problems and makes mistakes. In this case, I am finding it hard to swallow that the current situation is Bush's fault, as Obama has had the football for six years, and has continually failed in helping Iraq achieve security. Facts are facts, dude.