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Submitted by Jake (United States), Jun 19, 2014 at 00:15

Is the Iraq gov't an ally with Iran? If so, why did Iraq turn to US for supporting airstrikes? Can the US do anything to keep Iraq gov't independent from Iranian regime?

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Baghdad is under heavy Iranian influence, getting heavier by the day.

The USG had its chance and blew it. That drama is now over. 600 soldiers being sent by Obama will not change anything.

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