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Krauthammer’s Take: Future of Iraq Is ‘Indeterminate,’ Obama ‘Botched It’

Charles Krauthammer said that the future of Iraq today — on the tenth anniversary of the American invasion — is “indeterminate.” For that, he heaped plenty of blame on the Bush administration, but claimed that, by the time Obama took office, the war had been won.

“Obama was handed one task,” Krauthammer said, “to preserve the gains by negotiating an agreement to leave behind a residual force to mediate between the sects, to train the army, and to exert American influence. And that would have left us with Iraq as a strategic ally in the region, and Obama botched it.” 

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