Who Lost Iraq

The lamest of ducks. (AP photo)

The lamest of ducks.
(AP photo)

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?