Sympathetic toward Obama

Though not a supporter of President Obama, I sympathize with the dilemma facing him concerning Iraq. If we let the rebels take the country, our investment in wealth and lives will be wasted, which would be a tragedy. If we intervene with our military, we’ll be investing even more wealth and lives, which will add to the tragedy.

Limited assistance will prolong the situation and will be seen as taking sides in what is essentially a struggle between religious factions that existed in Iraq and most of the Middle East long before we got involved. The only solution is not to get involved in wars like Iraq in the first place. This is one thing President Obama can rightfully blame on his predecessor.

Phil Underwood


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