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America: Stay out of Iraq

June 16, 2014 in Economics

President Obama has been deciding whether to use the U.S. military to help Iraq’s government repel Sunni Islamist rebels—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—who recently took Mosul and swaths of other territory in northern and central Iraq. In new commentary, Cato scholar Benjamin H. Friedman outlines several reasons why the U.S. should stay out of Iraq’s turmoil. “Surge mythology notwithstanding, our efforts to reorder Iraq have always been misguided. The goal – a multiethnic, democratic, stable Iraq – was a nice idea but never vital to U.S. national security or worth thousands of U.S. lives and vast stores of our wealth.”

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