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Who Lost Iraq?

posted on June 25, 2015

POLITICO Magazine gathered a dozen experts to try to answer the question: Who lost Iraq? The magazine’s senior foreign affairs correspondent, Michael Crowley, moderated the conversation, which included “veterans of both administrations from the State Department, White House, Pentagon and the CIA.” Kimberly Kagan, president of the Institute for the Study of War, said, “The White House adopted a strategy of partnership with countries in the Middle East that was not genuine partnership … partnership without American leadership has led to this competition between the Saudis and the Iranians, between the Turks and the Egyptians, and, rather than actually empowering regional leaders to take action consistent with the interests of the United States, has actually accelerated the regional conflict in the Middle East.”


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