Media ignores Obama's strategic blunder in retreating from Iraq

NY Times:

Military Leaders Fear They’ve Seen This Before. It Ended in the Iraq War.

Officials are sounding alarms that clearing the way for Turkey to bomb the Kurds could have long-term repercussions, just as the desertion of allies did three decades ago.
While Trump's pullback of a few troops in northern Syria may be a mistake it is nowhere near as big a one as Obama's retreat from Iraq which led to the metastasizing of ISIS and its genocidal caliphate.  Ultimately Turkey's actions also look like a blunder at this point.  Erdogan's paranoia about the Kurds could lead to internal operations by the Turkish Kurds.  It is also likely to lead to economic sanctions by the US and others.


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