Failing to knock out the SOFA thingy (curiously all set up and handed over by 43) with the land betwixt the 2 rivers is gon be 44's biggest Fo Po F Up.
"At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah, the police and the army have abandoned the city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings.”Fallujah has fallen, and the same thang is fixing to go down in the even more bigger burg of Ramadi.
What if's are hardly helpful yet it is undeniable that if Great Satan had a few bases in Iraq - chiz would undoubtedly be different - despite the Shia Sunni Schism Shiz.
Failing to get one - the Veep, Madame Sec HRC, 44 hisself - is a shocking display of strategic incompetence.
The only thing to come out of this (and to be about as subtle as wearing a thong to church - completing a SOFA would have worked too) is that the academic notion of Off Shore Balancing (which sounds ok in a class room filled with smart peeps - yets totally sucks in the real world) is now as dead and dissed as much as ObL.
Pic - "No True Glory"