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Submitted by Michael Bennett (United States), Jun 14, 2014 at 19:50

I don't think President Bush, the son, should be blamed for ISIS victories due to signing the 2011 termination of U.S. forces in Iraq. It would have happened eventually, whether our forces left in '11, '14, or '20. The blame should rest on his father for not overthrowing Sdadam. That was the root cause of our wasted trillion $ +++ and loss and maiming of thousands of our troops, contractors, and others. Saddam, and eventually his sons, would have kept peace. Obama shares the blame for not supporting Assad, Mubarak, and other leaders who brought stability to the region. Carter shares a lot of blame for allowing the Islamist radicals overthrow the Shah of Iran. Things went downhill from that decision.

I definitely agree to let the Sunni and Shi'ites fight it out. Our overthrow of Saddam was a great favor to Iran which had been at war with Iraq for generations. We should have let them fight each other, even selling arms to both sides and making a few bucks back from the oil money we've spent there.


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