On November 1, 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visited the White House, and made a rather stunning request. Maliki, who celebrated when the last U.S. troops left his country in 2011, asked Obama to quietly send the military back into Iraq and help his beleagured Air Force develop targets for air strikes; that’s how serious the threat from Sunni insurgents led by the extremist group ISIS had become.
This sort of crappy “analysis” is all part of the huge domestic Saudi propaganda push to portray the problems in Iraq as being caused by not supporting the Sunni Arab clients there strongly enough. The author, Eli Lake, whether he realizes it or not, is acting as a Saudi propagandist here. I wonder if he’s registered as a foreign agent yet?