Obama’s legacy — the left can say what they want, but Bush left behind a stable Iraq, which is why Obama thought he could toss it off and take credit for its success — until he got his grubby, greasy paws on it, that is.

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“Suicide bombers parade through Baghdad,” NY Post, June 21, 2014 (thanks to Christian)
BAGHDAD — Thousands of heavily-armed Shiite militiamen paraded through several Iraqi cities on Saturday after Sunni militants seized a town on the Syrian border in what appeared to be the start of a new offensive in the western Anbar province.
The capture on Friday of the town of Qaim and its border crossing dealt another blow to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government, which has struggled to push back against Islamic extremists and allied militants who have seized large swaths of the country’s north, including the second largest city Mosul.
But while al-Maliki has come under mounting pressure to reach out to disaffected Kurds and Sunnis, the display of heavy weapons by the Shiite fighters indicated that forces beyond Baghdad’s control may be pushing the conflict toward a sectarian showdown.
In Baghdad, about 20,000 men, many in combat gear, marched through the Sadr City district with assault rifles, machine guns, multiple rocket launchers, field artillery and missiles. Similar parades were held in the southern cities of Amarah and Basra.
The parades were staged by followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who once led a powerful militia that battled U.S. troops and was blamed for some of the mass killing of Sunni civilians during the sectarian bloodletting that peaked in 2006 and 2007.
IRAQ-UNRESTIRAQ-UNRESTMehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in NajafIRAQ-UNRESTMideast Iraq
Police and army officials said the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, along with allied militants, seized Qaim and its crossing, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Baghdad, after killing some 30 Iraqi troops in daylong clashes Friday.
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  1. Mosul is Kurdistan territory...Maliki has no interest in helping Kurds. Kurdistan forces are holding Kirkuk and Erbill because the Kurdistan territory is considered separate/sovereign from the rest of Iraq. Iraq as a whole is done. I expect to see Iran take over....prophecy of the bible is unfolding and the Lord Jesus will return very soon.



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