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FROM THE TCI WIRE:
And then there's Mosul.
On day 51 of the operation to liberate or 'liberate' Mosul, the slog continues.
And, please remember, the Islamic State took the city in June of 2014.
Only 51 days ago did the Iraqi government begin trying to move the Islamic State out.
Turns out the government of Iran was more strategic on the Mosul battle plan than the Iraqi government (or the US government) according to REUTERS.
How sad that something as basic as circling the city couldn't come to Hayder's mind (or his generals) during all this time.
How embarrassing for admirers of the Iraqi government that Iran was able to solve what Iraq could not.
More to the point, how embarrassing that even success in Mosul would mean so little. Saad Aldouri (ANADOLU AGENCY) offers:
The campaign to liberate Mosul has seen an unprecedented coalition of military and paramilitary forces come together to fight ISIS [. . .], but so far this level of cooperation has not been reflected politically.
Without a comprehensive political settlement agreed upon by all invested political factions, any post-[Islamic State] setting in Iraq would be left extremely vulnerable to failure, which could bring catastrophic consequences with it.
The Iraqi government faces several challenges in setting aside vying political ambitions among competing interest groups involved in the fight against [Islamic State].
The early signs are that little progress has been made on this front, with high-profile Kurdish, Shia and Sunni leaders making contradictory statements on what governance structures and arrangements should be put in place.
If a sustainable victory against [Islamic State] is to be achieved, a political agreement over a roadmap for state re-building and reconciliation must be reached in the near future. Any long-lasting future solution must address fundamental issues to encourage greater social and economic inclusion among Iraq’s local populations.
And the above is accurate and true.
Where is that political solution?
It's the one US President Barack Obama insisted June 19, 2014 was the only solution for Iraq.
And nothing's been done on it.
But the White House continues to supply the government of Iraq with US troops and with weapons.
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