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Old 06-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #386
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Originally Posted by DenverBrit View Post

Obama has blundered his way through foreign policy, but the Iraq debacle we have been witnessing, since the US entered Baghdad, is firmly rooted in the Bush administration's incompetency.

Just start with the disbanding of the Iraqi army and security forces and allowing those bitter professionals to go home with all their weapons.
Then add the de-Baathification of the government and replacement with a corrupt, Shia administration and you have the perfect storm of blunders.
Not to mention, Bush didn't consider it important to secure Saddam's armories. No doubt ISIS and ISIL are now using those weapons in their assault on Baghdad, just like insurgents used them for years to build IEDs and blow up our troops.
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