posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 04:14 PM
This thread is somewhat like blaming Serbia for assassinating Archduke Ferdinand, thus leading to the rise of the Nazis in Germany following WW1.
There's a ton of situational happenstance between the Iraq war and what's happening right now. Bottom line, following the troop surge in Iraq,
which was a GW Bush construct, the country was stabilizing and progress was certainly being made. Following Obama's dramatic scaledown of the
efforts (caused thanks to Joe Biden's mouth), the US troops pulled out of Iraq and threw fistfulls of tax dollars at the secuirty issues expecting
money to be the do-all, end-all out strategy America always uses to combat virtually any issue they're confronted with. The war itself was one
issue, but warranted or not, the country WAS on the path to stability and self-governance when Bush retired from elected office.