As a nation, we invaded Iraq in 2003. Congress voted to give the President authorization to use force in Iraq to deal with the murderous tyrant Saddam Hussein. U.S. action was endorsed by the United Nations. Therefore, we owe the Iraq people our support and security, be they Shi’ite, Sunni or Kurd.
We also owe our brave men and women in the U.S. military. They bled and died to secure for Iraqis an opportunity to live free. Obama squandered all their sacrifice. He betrayed them, and the Iraq people by completely withdrawing American forces in 2011, contrary to the advice of his generals and cabinet secretaries.
That betrayal and withdrawal paved the way for ISIS.
ISIS now controls one third of Iraq. ISIS represents as much of a threat as Saddam. ISIS is slaughtering civilians–Iraqi men, women and children—-daily. We owe the Iraqis more than pin-prick air strikes. We owe them our best effort.
Tragically, the Coward in Chief has left the U.S. in a place of shame and disgrace, continuing the betrayal of the Iraqi people even as he betrays us all.