Reason Number 417 Why the
After the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in
the George W. Bush administration shifted gears and proclaimed the mission in Iraq was to establish a democratic country that
was an ally of the United States
in the troubled region of the Mideast. The results, of course, have not borne out
that lofty goal.
The situation in Syria is that a callous dictator is waging war on his own people, and murdering and slaughtering them. The
United States is limited in its ability to
respond, no one other than John McCain believes the U. S. has the resources and support
to actively intervene. Despite the almost overwhelming desire to do something
to aid innocent civilians who are being bombed in their homes President Obama
committed U. S.
forces to the conflict.
The Obama administration has been reluctant to provide arms to the Syrian rebels or establish a no-fly zone over
for fear of being drawn deeper into the Syrian conflict. Syria
So how does
get into the picture? Iraq Iran
is using Iraqi air space as a corridor to fly aid to the Syrian government, aid
that is being used by Syria
to wage its homicidal war against the rebels and the civilians.
The Obama administration pressed Iraq to shut down the air corridor that Iran had been using earlier this year, raising the issue with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq. But as Syrian rebels gained ground and Mr. Assad’s government was rocked by a bombing that killed several high officials,
doubled down in supporting the
Syrian leader. The flights started up again in July and, to the frustration of
American officials, have continued ever since. Iran
Military experts say that the flights have enabled
to provide supplies to the
Syrian government despite the efforts Syrian rebels have made to seize several
border crossings where Iranian aid has been trucked in. Iran
So after all the loss of life of Americans in ridding Iraq of Saddam and bringing the current government to power the Iraqi regime is now allowing
to use its air space to support a murderous dictator. Gosh, isn’t that something Saddam would have
done had we left him in power?