Top Pentagon officials said Thursday that the U.S. military strategy in Iraq and Syria remains an “Iraq-first” approach aimed at stabilizing that country. (From a wire service report.)
I want some of whatever these guys are smoking.
First, Iraq hasn’t been stable in many years. The “stability” it “enjoyed” under Saddam Hussein was illusory and imposed by force.
Second, a large part of the reason for the current instability is the misguidedenss our our last attempt to stabilize the region.
Third, nobody can stabilize a country they neither understand nor appreciate and whose only value to them is economic.