Good Our Prez Is So Smart, ‘Cause I Don’t Get It!

Nuri al-Maliki, Our Boy in Bagdad Visits Russia…

Coupla things I’m not smart enough to get, right now. We won our war saving Iraq, Saddam is dead and we’ve only residual troops there as we finish pulling out, right? And the current Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki (if I got that right) is our boy, put in power on our watch.

Ok, so why is he in Russia right now negotiating a huge arms deal? Maliki in Russia will explain for you. As you’ll see, the other part of this is, why is Iraq helping Iran (with which Saddam fought a very bloody war) to support the Assad dictatorship in Syria, especially as Obama is covertly trying to help the rebels bring Assad down? (At least, sort of)

Well, there is some clarifying background, if you care. Iraq is a majority Shia Moslem place; the minority Sunnis (who ran the place under Saddam) aren’t in charge anymore. Sunni and Shia will kill each other any time they can, except when they agree to do it later because now it’s time to kill you and I because we aren’t Moslem at all. Iran is Shia too and is trying to help Assad sit on the Syrian Sunni majority. So newly-in-charge Shia Iraq is assisting in that while Obama is covertly helping the Sunni rebels, who rely on among others, al-Qaeda fighters (also Sunni). I trust that clarifies things for you. It is of course, oversimplified, but as you know, this is the Middle East.

Some explain U.S. policy with oil politics. They leave it at that, never explaining how it works, at least, not such that I get it. We’ve our own oil at need, right? And whoever runs the Middle East still needs customers for their oil, right?” They can’t drink it! Though the way they run their place, you’d think they’d been drinking something.

Anyway, our man al-Maliki is pursuing Russian arms rather than his current American ones and helping the side we’re (covertly) fighting in Syria. Good thing we won our Iraqi war, imagine what he’d be up to if we’d lost, right?

The Iraqi war handed the country over from Saddam, who fought Iran, to al-Maliki who’s helping Iran. I don’t know what we’ve spent for this victory, especially since most or maybe all of it is still owed, plus interest. Add too all the U.S. and Iraqi dead and the enormous destruction of property that we’re paying to replace (plus graft) and it all adds up to quite a bill. Tell me again what we’ve gained from it?

And then, explain what we’ve gained from Afghanistan… Or what we gained in Libya where they just murdered our Ambassador, or what we will gain in Syria? I’m really not smart enough for this! Maybe that’s a reason Obama is President…

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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