Now that American troops have largely pulled out of Iraq, Sunni insurgents from Syria have taken over three of Iraq’s four major cities (Mosul, Tikrit, and Kirkuk). They did it in less than four days.
So America invaded Iraq to bring stability and freedom, spending about a trillion dollars and costing almost 4500 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives…for…no reason.
America’s war in Iraq will go down in history as one of its greatest blunders, one of many on its slow road to collapse. George W. Bush will go down in history as one of America’s greatest clowns.
Speaking of clowns, Obama isn’t any better. The attack on Iraq’s cities took American intelligence agencies completely by surprise, as did Putin’s attack on Crimea. As the press is saying,
Both events are likely to raise questions about whether the tens of billions of dollars spent every year on monitoring the world’s hot spots is paying off — and what else the spies might be missing.
Indeed. More mountains of money and lives wasted…for no reason.
Of course, the answer to why they keep missing these things is obvious. American intelligence agencies are more focused on Americans these days, rather than external threats.