The Bush/Obama wars have become highly complicated primarily because of the lack of understanding by Washington as to just how complex this region in the Middle East is. By eliminating a strong though vicious Iraqi leader, the door was opened for a number of radical militant religious groups to vie for control.
As Jeremy Scahill stated in his recent interview with Amy Goodman, this quagmire is being perpetuated to a great extent by our military policy. The Iraqi militant groups, al-Qaida, ISIS and lately Khorasan, use the American missile strikes in Syria and Iraq as a strong propaganda force to bring thousands of young men and women into their organizations.
However, the Pentagon and many in Congress feel that we can only achieve a viable solution through strong military intervention. This policy, however, is chiefly favoring such corporations as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and many others that deal in military production.
That there are other solutions doesn’t seem to be considered. The new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is pushing for a more inclusive government, a decision that our government certainly must help. This, and other solutions that involve reason and not the military, must be sought.