U.S. mess in Iraq

STORY SUMMARY

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial/2013/May-21/217775-us-mess-in-iraq.ashx#ixzz2TuX6yapT
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)


Responsibility for the mess that is Iraq today can easily be laid at the doorstep of the United States, since the Bush administration decided to proceed with the folly of nation-building while studiously ignoring what the people of Iraq, and most experts, felt about the task to recover from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.

A country that was lecturing Iraqis on good governance was busy mismanaging things on a grand scale, such as losing around $11 billion to waste, instead of putting it to work to make a better Iraq.

But when it comes to the recent string of bloody developments in Iraq, with the U.S. having largely withdrawn, there is little point today in shifting attention from the government of premier Nouri al-Maliki.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial/2013/May-21/217775-us-mess-in-iraq.ashx#ixzz2TuWkFRWq
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

Categories: Americas, Iraq, United States

5 replies

  1. Well, what most journalists do not seem to grasp: “US mess in Iraq” means in fact that they have achieved their object. Ten years everyone talked about Iraq and Israel could continue its settlement expansion. Now Syria is in a mess and for the next ten years we all talk of Syria, and Israel can continue to do what they want to do …

  2. US got rid of Saddam.
    People with bad memory should not be allowed to write comments.
    In Israel, I am called a Muslim & free to worship.
    I damn care about MAGHZOOBE ALAIHIM, whether Arabs or otherwise.
    God has created Israel to punish them just like He created Halaku(Helego) to punish the previous Baghdad.Israel will stay until Muslims reform themselves.

    • If US wanted to ‘only’ get rid of Saddam, they could have done it ‘the Usama bin Laden’ way. They wanted to destroy a whole nation, which they did very well.

  3. It is good to appreciate Israel for allowing people to practice their faith within its walls, but whether we live in Israel or any other country of the world, we cannot turn a blind eye towards the atrocities our country may be committing against other nations.

    The Muslim regimes are certainly at fault for allowing so many injustices against their people, and Israel may be God’s punishment, but when a tyrant strikes on civilians including women and children, one cannot absolve him from his crime by merely saying it was part of the divine plan.

    Everyone is accountable for their misdeeds, whether Israel or the Arab nations or the Western powers.

    What has been done to Iraq is a grave injustice. Death of Saddam means nothing when civilians are being killed and maimed each day and their country being destroyed.

  4. @Anwar Your comments show your need for more factual and intelligent knowledge, if I may say so. And furthermore, please mind your callous and illiterate language. That’s why there’s lack of global peace – selfish so-called Muslims/Jews/Christians just ‘ don’t care’. May God open your heart & mind to the truth.

Leave a Reply