A U.S. service member died today in a non-combat incident in Iraq. https://trib.al/OTDtHOz
The US government released the following:
Operation Inherent Resolve non-combat related casualty
The latest wave of the Iraq War began in March 2003. Supposedly, it was to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein. He was executed December 30, 2006. US troops didn't leave then either.
The reality is that they are in Iraq to prop up the US-installed leader who should do the US-bidding. And this installation is like a graft or a transplant, until it's successful and not rejected, US troops have to remain on the ground. Forever.
The United States invaded Iraq not in response to a “vigorous missionary impulse,” but to avoid reckoning with this fact: Decades of wrongheaded policies in the Middle East had culminated on 9/11 in a cataclysmic episode of blowback.
That's Andrew J. Bacevich reviewing a book in THE NEW YORK TIMES. Bacevich also notes:
The US government has no concern for the Iraqi people and it doesn't give a damn about US troops.
Families are separated, lives are destroyed, no one really cares.
That includes Joe Biden. He doesn't care. He hasn't called for an end to the war -- the Iraq War or any wars.
Joe Biden. Still flirting with running, still having nothing to offer the American people, still taking up oxygen when his constant waffling on running or not running is another indication of his failure to provide leadership.
How long you going to poll, Joe, before you can make a decision?
But then, as the Tweet above points out, when Joe does make a decision, it's usually the wrong one.
Maybe that's what has prevented him from deciding so far?
In other news . . .
Wishing the Christians of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and all who celebrate this holiday across the world, a happy and blessed Easter
The President of the KDP and the former president of the KRG extended Easter wishes.
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