Filkins: What We Left Behind in Iraq : The New Yorker

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
“The heart of the Middle East is coming apart…”
Filkins writes about the post-Iraq War mess and how, along with Syria, the nation states created in the 19thC by the colonial west is unravelling back to something tribal but messed up with Big Oil. >>>>

http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/04/28/140428fa_fact_filkins?currentPage=all

LETTER FROM IRAQ

WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND

An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.

BYDEXTER FILKINSAPRIL 28, 2014

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is seeking a third term. Many Iraqis fear another civil war, and think that Maliki is to blame.

From Al Smith – @literateowl

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