The interrogation of Saddam Hussein and U.S. policy in Iraq
Mosul: The Prospects for Stability after Liberation
Reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership to tackle evolving threats
No vetting system is perfect, but if you look at those who have been arrested for suspicions of being linked to the Islamic State, for example, the vast majority have been American citizens.
At bottom, it sends the message that America sees Iraqis as untrustworthy, That they are not our partners. It reinforces Trump’s idea of taking their oil; that we don’t view them as allies but something much less than that.