Wonder how “Mr. Nuance” is going to handle this one…..

According to Ynet, Nouri-Al Maliki, Iraq’s Prime Minister, traveled to the US yesterday to seek aid in combating an out-of-control insurgency in his country.  From the Ynet post:

Trained and equipped by the United States at a cost of $25 billion, Iraq‘s security forces are struggling against Sunni Islamist insurgents who have driven the civilian death toll so far this year above 7,000.

 “The urgent thing is to supply Iraq as quickly as possible with weapons of an offensive nature to combat terrorism and chase the armed groups,” Maliki said at an airport news conference before his departure.

While it is true that some of the difficulties in Iraq are caused by the Iraqi government’s decisions (Look up why the US packed up and left Iraq) it is also true that US Middle East policy, or the lack thereof, is also to blame for some of Iraq’s problems.  Again, from Ynet:

Officials in Baghdad blame deteriorating security on the civil war in neighbouring Syria, which has drawn hardline Sunnis and Shi’ites from across the region.

Officials in Baghdad blame deteriorating security on the civil war in neighboring Syria, which has drawn hardline Sunnis and Shi’ites from across the region.

King Barry and John Kerry, in having an incoherent foreign policy, have done nothing to mitigate the middle-eastern conflicts, and there is a strong case to be make that US neglect has only exacerbated an already festering wound.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it’s an interesting fact that the highest-paid Prime Minister in the world is flying to the US looking for help.  I’m just sayin’.

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