Sunday, January 05, 2020

Iraq and Suleimani

Some thoughts on Suleimani's death 

  • last week at this time an optimist like me could look at the Middle East and seen some good signs.
  • in Iran there had been recent demonstrations against the government
  • in Iraq there were protests against the influence of Iran on Iraqi affairs.
  • today there seems to be unity both in Iraq and Iran against the US.  We'll have to see how long it lasts, but it will be a while
  • I'd like to think the decision memo presented to our President would have predicted these consequences and he would have weighed them in making his decision, but I doubt it.

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