Amazing documentary about the clusterf##k that is the Iraq War. We have been in Afghanistan now since 2001. Iraq since 2002. The horrible decisions of Paul Bremer, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush of disbanding the army and the Baath Party and the bureaucracy in Iraq brought us eventually to ISIL. Brought us to the Syrian Civil War, including ISIL and airstrikes.
Getting a bunch of people with guns unemployed often isn’t the best decision.
I do hope things get more stable in Iraq and Syria but it’s not likely in the short term.
A few cruise missiles is just more armaments in an incredible disaster of hubris and insane power grabs.
And it’s now fifteen years since we occupied Iraq and nearly 16 since we invaded Afghanistan. Still no end in sight.
I highly recommend the documentary “No End in Sight.” I also recommend increasing the number of diplomats and the State Department. And decreasing the strategy that bombs bring peace. It doesn’t work, it’s never worked.