Obama’s Idea of Victory: Iran Uses Iraq’s Airspace to Aid Syria

With the nation fixated on the Democrats’ convention in Charlotte, half a world away the United States is frittering away its twin victories in the Middle East.

The latest indication of US weakness: Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to airlift supplies and weapons to help prop up Bashar al-Assad’s embattled government in Syria.

The Obama administration — in the increasingly comic and ineffectual figure of Vice President Joe Biden — has “registered its concern” about the overflights, to which the Iraqis have basically replied: Stuff it.

No surprise: Under President Obama, US troops unceremoniously exited from Iraq — after a war that cost nearly $1 trillion billion and more than 4,400 American lives — without a proper status of forces agreement. The last 500 American troops slunk away under cover of darkness last December, leaving behind a new embassy and a few consulates, plus about 5,000 “defense contractors” (mercenaries) — and almost zero leverage.

Trending: Dear Liberals: 4 Thugs Kidnap, Rape & Crush Skull Of Student’s Head – Is That A ‘Hate Crime?’

Read more at nypost.com

Like Clash? Like Clash.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.