Bob LaNinfa: Obama owns the mess in Iraq

June 25, 2014 

The problem in Iraq today is President Obama’s fault. There are those who say it’s President Bush’s fault for going into Iraq in the first place. Americans fought and died getting rid of a dictator who was murdering thousands of his own people. I’m sure we would wish someone would take out our leader if he was killing American citizens. If Obama wasn’t so determined to get out of Iraq – to prove he was keeping his word – we would not have this problem today. He claims the president of Iraq wanted us out, end of story. Why didn’t Obama sit down with the Iraqi leaders and convince them that it’s in their best interest, and the interest of the American people, that we stay to help them until they can defend themselves?

Bob LaNinfa, Modesto

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