Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

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  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    June 25, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    Kerry hands dire warning to Iraquis over future.

    I'll bet they're shaking in their boots over that. Just as President Assad of Syria was.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    June 24, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    DN Subscriber – “Never has our country been led by such an incompetent group of elected or appointed people.”

    Yes, I liken the last five years as similar to watching guys in hazmat suits cleaning up a toxic waste dump… it ain’t pretty and if you only showed up on the scene (or in the case of Reps, turned on your critical thinking skills) after these guys showed you might think they caused it.

    Of course those with longer attention spans no better…

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 24, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Do Obama and Kerry really believe that Kerry's demanding that Malaki and the other factions in Iraq bury their differences and "all get along" will actually come about?

    The middle eastern culture of fighting between individuals, families, clans, tribes, religious sects, and ethnicity (Arabs vs. Persians) and against infidels has been the norm for hundreds, if not thousands of years. That is not going to change overnight, or even in a few years or decades.

    But, we refuse to even acknowledge that Islamic radicals are our enemy (their declaration started it, not ours). And, we refuse to accept that unilaterally withdrawing from teh war on terror does not end it.

    Never has our country been led by such an incompetent group of elected or appointed people. I hope we can survive until January 20, 2017.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    June 24, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    Iraq is a post-colonial created country that should never have existed. And trying to police this mess decades in the making is the height of folly.

    Our only offer should be to help them divide the country under the three ethnic groups in the most peaceful manner possible. If that is not accepted then we really have little choice but to let them fight it out.

    Oh, and thanks Bush for picking up the biggest stick in the world and whacking this hornet’s nest (which you and your naïve fellow neocons thought was a bed of roses) for all it’s worth.
    Worst president in history…

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 23, 2014 11:21 p.m.

    The Sunnis and Kurds don't get along. The Sunnis want to separate. Not because they are terrorists but because they want to have their own country. This isn't our business any more than trying to prevent Vietnam from reuniting their country was our business. Obama your going back into Iraq is extremely disappointing.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 23, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    This is so disappointing.