(Conservative Review) -- The United States does not need to get further involved in Iraq in order to protect American interests in the region. But, without a course correction, America’s foreign policy in the Middle East will continue to be detrimental to its national security. This is due to the disastrous policies on Iraq by the past two administrations.
On the campaign trail, candidate Trump rightly argued that many lives and treasure have been lost propping up post-Saddam Iraq. He often pointed out that the United States got little in return from the tens of billions of dollars dumped into an Iraqi government that sought Islamic supremacism — not liberal democracy.
Monday, President Trump declared “we’re not taking sides” in the Iraqi government’s efforts to conquer territory from the Kurds.
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Yet Trump has inherited the bureaucratic swamp that is the State Department and the Pentagon — both of which remain committed to the failed policies of the doomed Iraq democracy project. It is crucial that we repurpose (or cancel) funding and reevaluate our alliances.