Lack of a moral core plagues Iraq's Shia government

NY Times:

Corruption Hobbles Iraq’s Military in Fighting ISIS

The Iraqi military and police forces had been so pillaged by their own leadership that they all but collapsed this spring in the face of the advancing Islamic State fighters.
Iraq had a corrupt culture before the fall of Saddam and that corrupt core remains.  It has been aided by the Shia's governments on bigotry toward religious and ethnic minorities.  The US retreat under Obama came before the country could be instilled with a moral core to resist corruption and its corrosive effects.  Sometimes it takes more than a generation to change a culture, but when it happens it can lead to strength and prosperity as is seen today in South Korea.


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