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But when it comes to the recent string of bloody developments in Iraq, with the U.S. having largely withdrawn, there is little point today in shifting attention from the government of premier Nouri al-Maliki.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