U.S. Military Can’t Fix Iraq

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    U.S. Military Can’t Fix Iraq

    The reality is that violence and asymmetric warfare will remain a symptom of the new Iraq for the foreseeable future. This isn’t due to an alleged shortage of military capabilities, but rather a reflection of what Iraq essentially is: an unreconciled, broken state, plagued by deep ethno-sectarian cleavages, weak institutions and a political system prone to relapse toward an authoritarian order.
    The Obama administration has placed counterterrorism at the forefront of its foreign policy toward the Middle East. Unfortunately, far too much emphasis has been placed on hard power as the primary prescription to combat terrorism in the region. Indeed, it was the U.S. invasion and occupation that unleashed the problem of Sunni and Shiite militancy in Iraq. Thus, any U.S. approach against terrorism that is defined by military power ends up misdiagnosing the problem: insurgencies and terrorism are not causally derived from an absence of security; they are rather manifested from deep social, political and economic ills.
    U.S. Military Can't Fix Iraq - NYTimes.com


    Obama did not create ISIS by withdrawal of US troops. Our invasion and outing Saddam who was a dictator and he only had the capability to stabilize the area. We killed more innocent people by the invasion then Saddam. We cannot fix a problem that have existed for 6,000 years in the middle east and Obama saved US lives that not one more man or woman should lose their lives for a hopeless cause. Any politician who say we can fix the middle east is only pandering for votes and if he is that stupid he has no place in the running of this country's businesses.
     
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    I agree that we can't fix Iraq or any other ME country's problems that have been going on for centuries.

    But our involvement, beginning long before Obama or either Bush, never should have happened in the first place. Way back when (20's, 40's, 50's?) we first started poking around in their business, they didn't hate us. Not until we took sides by joining hands with Israel, did they focus on US. And over the years & our increasing involvement has escalated & expanded to include the whole region. Now they hate our guts with a burning passion & are able to come after us. Not just the US, but other countries as well.
    Russia & China(?) warned Bush to stay out of it in more recent years, but he didn't listen & only escalated our own problems with 'opening that door' for them to combat us & the outside world from their borders. Now we are stuck with having to deal with them on our own doorsteps. No Obama didn't create ISIS, Taliban, or other factions of terrorism. They've been brewing for many years, but it's how ANY President has or will handle these problems we are facing, that can & will effect our futures.
     
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    Iraq and Kurdistan guerilla Army fixed it vs Islamic State(IS) this year.

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    Apr 30,`16 -- Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.
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