Secretary of State John Kerry went to Iraq to beg Prime Minister Maliki to stop the flow of weapons and soldiers from Iran to President Assad in Syria via Iraqi air space and land.
Maliki told him to take a hike.
If Saddam Hussein were still in power in Iraq, Iran wouldn’t be allowed to do this.
When we removed Saddam, a Sunni, we removed a powerful bulwark against Shiite Iran. Maliki, a Shiite, has been close to Iran since the 1970’s when he was in exile there.
We lost all those lives and limbs in Iraq to help Iran extend its sphere of influence, to turn an enemy into an ally for them.
The Iraq War may be over, but the consequences of it stupidity continue.