Lives, money wasted
Lives, money wasted
We recently pulled our troops out of Iraq and we act as if we are shocked that the country is falling apart. The truth is that Iraq has been a civil war waiting to happen ever since Saddam Hussein took over decades ago.
It wouldn't matter whether American troops had remained in Iraq for one year or 50 years. The Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have no interest in getting along peacefully.
We should have split Iraq into three parts as soon as we conquered Iraq. There is no reason to continue the fiction of a country whose borders were set down by Winston Churchill 90 years ago for the benefit of British control.
We need to face the fact that we have wasted thousands of lives and billions of dollars in a fruitless effort.
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