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Iraq & Iran as allies? « Previous | |Next »
July 24, 2005

The neo-cons, who launched the Iraq war, imagined that building a secular federal democracy in Iraq, would ensure Iraq's close ties to Israel, that Iraq would be a close ally of the US, that it would be a model for democracy in the Arabian Peninsula, and act as a buffer against Iran, the so-called axis of evil in the Middle East.

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Whilst the Iraqi Constitution continues to be drafted, it increasingly looks as if the Shiite Iraqi Government is aligning itself with Iran, which is an enemy of the US.

Does this mean that the US is losing control of the situation?

The US/UK presence is not really a stabilizing factor, as it's presence is seen as a prolonged foreign occupation and fosters the insurgency. Trying to defeat the insurgency militarily only encourages the insurgency.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:19 PM | | Comments (0)
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