End the Wars We Have – Don’t Expand Them

From @rcooley123 –

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To the surprise of practically no one, the turbulent political and military situation in Iraq has been going from bad to worse of late. Islamic insurgents have taken control of key cities outside Baghdad, including Mosul, the country’s second largest. Some three years after US combat troops left Iraq, there are now pleas for assistance coming from the elected Iraqi government, along with calls by some here to provide military assistance to avoid a potential catastrophe.

The ill-conceived invasion and occupation of Iraq by American and Allied forces never seemed to achieve much. Calling the allegations of the existence of weapons of mass destruction and claims of collusion with terrorists which were concocted and used as excuses for the invasion anything other than blatant lies is an insult to the intelligence of us all. True, Saddam Hussein and his regime were deposed and dismantled, but the regime change never seemed…

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