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The Strategic Loss in Iraq

March 6, 2009

President Barack Obama has relented on his 16-month timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, but even a somewhat extended American military occupation likely cannot reverse the larger strategic failure of President George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion.

As investigative reporter Gareth Porter says, the regional winner from the Iraq War is almost certain to be Shiite-ruled Iran, which saw its Sunni enemy, Saddam Hussein, removed and a Shiite-dominated regime emerge.

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"Iraq is going to be under a Shiite government which leans more towards Iran than towards the United States,” Porter says. “That's a geopolitical fact that all the U.S. troops in the world are not going to change." is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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