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Juggling wars

Reader comment on item: [Mosul and] Iraq's Next War

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Nov 1, 2007 at 10:18

After reading this article, I get the sinking feeling that the US is involved , right or wrong, in yet another overseas skirmish, leaving its mark in history. Borders decided by diverse treaties and foreign countries have always boggled my mind;does that indicate that some countries are incapable of performing this task within their own governments?

It also presents another problem: on which side is the US--- Turkey or Iraq? Or both? From this reading, history is explained in a concise manner, and the facts laid out straight, and yet I am still unsettled about the seemingly grey areas about who is the real enemy or if this is just another move in the big chess game of war.

My only conclusion is that the US must be protecting something of its own in that region and is playing both the protagonist and the antagonist. I wonder what would happen if we allowed Turkey and Iraq to sort out their own problems? The invisible hands are ever moving towards checkmate, but there can be only one winner.

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