There’s no question mark in the headline because there’s no question about it — Obama lost Iraq, and he lost it to Vladimir Putin and Ali Khamenei.
Iraq announced on Sunday that it had reached a deal with Russia to begin sharing “security and intelligence” information about ISIS, the Associated Press reported.
The announcement came amid reports that Russian, Syrian, and Iranian military advisers had begun building a coordination cell in Baghdad in an effort to bolster the Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
As Russia builds up its military presence in Syria, its coordination with Iran in Baghdad raises questions about what role, if any, Russian president Vladimir Putin intends to take on in Iraq.
Raises questions? Really?
Putin is no strategic genius. Far from it. But he keeps getting what he wants in Ukraine, Syria because Obama really is that incompetent.
— John Schindler (@20committee) September 27, 2015