Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 20, 2023

Vivian Yee and Alissa J. Rubin: In the 20 years since the United States invaded Iraq, Iran has built up loyal militias inside Iraq, gained deep political influence in the country and reaped economic benefits. For Washington, these were unintended consequences.



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It's time for shrub to prance around under a mission accomplished' banner again.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2023-03-20 11:40 AM | Reply

Well duh.

We took out their competition.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-03-20 12:04 PM | Reply

Our main objective, after stealing all the oil we could, was to make sure there would not be another ARab Oil Embargo. So we sowed division and confusion and made sure everyone was armed and afraid of the other. Keeping Iran and Saudi Arabia at each other's throats was done by aggravating the Sunn-Shia civil war.
It must have been a shock to see the Saudis and the Iranians try to make up.

#3 | Posted by Hughmass at 2023-03-21 06:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They were isolated and marginalized until Biden came into office and drove the Saudis into their arms with an assist from China. Obama tried really hard to prop them up but wasn't quite successful.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-03-21 11:25 AM | Reply

Obama's fault...
#4 | Posted by BellRinger

Why are Republicans always mad when Democrats can't properly clean up their messes?

#6 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2023-03-21 09:42 PM | Reply

what did we expect would happen? Nature abhors a vacuum.
we went in, kicked arse, and left. And Iran moved in...

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-03-22 06:46 AM | Reply

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