Tonight, President Obama will undoubtedly remind Americans he got us out of Iraq. What he probably won't mention is what that means for Iraqis who helped America achieve stability in the troubled state. Eli Lake reports that Sheikh Ahmad Abu-Risha, a major figure in helping beat back the Al-Qaeda based insurgency in western Iraq, "misses" the president who assured him America would fulfill its promises.
He did say he would “stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The winds couldn’t get much uglier than they are now. Enabled by Obama’s withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, the Islamic State (a.k.a... Read Post
Has Iran won the Iraq War – because the Iraqi people failed to help the Americans? According to columnist Khadir Taahar of Iraq’s Kitabat newspaper, the U.S. has thrown up its hands in frustration, and in its own interests, has hand... Read Post