“Both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2o03 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways prefigure the present moment in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now haunts both Iraq and Syria and looms large in the minds of an Obama administration wary of further intervention in the region’s conflicts.”

Source: Ishaan Tharoor. “Saddam Hussein should have been left to run Iraq, says CIA officer who interrogated him.” The Washington Post. December 16, 2016. http://wpo.st/5KRN2

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