I don't buy that argument blue, but its not a bad one- you're getting better with the justification argument change ups. Only problem is argument change ups = bad previous arguments and suspect future arguments.
Sadly, Iraq was a colossal failure and the U.S. gov is starting to admit it. I really hope Canada can do some good there- with trade, not war btw. The Americans really f.ed up the Iraqis sh.t.
A great amount of what is happening in northern Iraq has been under reported....so, those of us who get our information from middle east outlets and other business reports know that the operations in Iraq by the USA freed up the entire population in the north. Canada, Scotland, and the USA are developing business ties on an exponential scale in Iraq. If you follow the history the outcomes in Iraq are positive changes....this is increasing everyday..
If you seriously want to understand more read some Kurdish periodicals...eg."the Kurdish globe"
This will turn out to be an issue like the naysayers of ww2....and isolationists.
You can continue to say that Iraq is a mess....You'd be wrong because you don't choose to see what is happening in northern Iraq.