The US’s Latest Bombing Shows the US Lost the Iraq War

“The US government tells us that Iraq is harboring anti-US Iranian forces and must be bombed. Yesterday, the US bombed Baghdad International Airport, killing seven people, including an Iranian general and two Iraqi politicians. Meanwhile, US marines invaded Iraqi sovereign territory — in a move euphemistically called “arrest raids” — in an effort to capture an Iraqi member of parliament and a militia leader.

But how is it that Iraq is so full of anti-US politicians and militia leaders working with Iranian forces?

Thanks to the Bush administration’s invasion, for example, Christian communities in Iraq — protected by the Hussein regime — have been decimated by various Islamist uprisings. Moreover, the destruction of Iraq by the US has tilted regional power more in favor of Saudi Arabia, empowering that regime to carry out its terror campaigns against enemies, both domestic and in neighboring states such as Yemen.