Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Iraq deputy PM: US has "legal and moral responsibility to Iraq"

To nobody's surprise, violence escalates in Iraq as Obama has loudly led the charge for the exits there.  Iraq, once so eager to close the door as Troops left them to their own resources, now comes looking for (demanding???)  US help.

From The Washington Post:

Iraqi deputy premier says U.S. has a ‘responsibility’ to remain engaged in Iraq

Iraq’s Sunni deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on the United States to remain engaged in his embattled country, arguing that it had a “legal and moral responsibility” to help it overcome the latest escalation of violence and instability.

Saleh al-Mutlak, a native of the western Iraqi province where al-Qaeda-linked fighters have made a dramatic comeback in recent weeks, warned that an increase in military aid alone would be futile.

 “Weapons alone will not do the job,” Mutlak said during an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington. “You have to give rights to people who have been demanding them for more than a year.”

Mutlak blamed the escalation of violence in Anbar province and elsewhere in the country on rising sectarian tension, which has soared in the past year as the Shiite-run government has cracked down on a Sunni protest movement....

Much more here.  

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