Monday, July 17, 2017

The Middle East mess, continued

There's a very interesting and lengthy report at the NYT about how Iran is now exerting great influence over Iraq. 

Not exactly the outcome the US was expecting.


not trampis said...

They should have. Iraq has a mostly Shia population. As soon as you had majority voting it was natural for Iran to have a significant influence.

John said...

Can't be true. Trump just returned from the M.E. and has cleaned up the mess. Saudi Arabia no longer executes atheists, Jews and Palestinians have Sunday brunch together, Syria is being rebuilt.