American Adults …. Part 12!!
Summary to Date
The U.S. has failed in three attempts to intervene in Middle East conflicts. First, there is the 2003 decade long Iraq War where the U.S helped the Iraqis topple the then President Saddam Hussein but then occupied the area for over a decade; the 2011 incursion into Libya where the U.S. assisted rebels in ending the reign of Colonel Gaddafi but with a U.S. quick exit; and finally, Syria where, the U.S. did not assist the rebels on the ground to bring down the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and thus, there was no subsequent U.S. occupation. In all three cases, these countries at the time did not directly threaten U.S. national security and there was sufficient data and intelligence available in real time for the decision makers to vote against military activism. In the case of Iraq, President George Bush listened to the Pentagon neocons instead of more reasoned voices; President…
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