Arianna Huffington: With the war there officially "ended" and most of our troops back home, Iraq isn't getting much ink these days. But the story is far from over. And Iraq's closest partnership is no longer with the U.S. but with its Shiite neighbor, Iran. I point this out not to add to the fear-mongering and saber-rattling currently fashionable in D.C., but to highlight the absurdity of rattling those sabers at Iran without acknowledging the role our disastrous war in Iraq played in making Iran more powerful. "The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Wednesday's Daily Brief: Arianna On Iraq And Iran, Obama Documents Leaked, Iraq Violence, Plus Marlo Thomas, Kirk Douglas, Mohamed A. El-Erian
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