Since the Clinton campaign seems to be succeeding in its strategy to refocus the debate onto domestic issues, the whole question of what the candidates are planning to do about Iraq seems to have faded increasingly into the background. Still, it continues to be my view that this talk of continuing an open-ended training mission in Iraq is a bad idea.
This isn't doesn't really get to the core of the problem with the training concept, but it's amusing to know that when we take Iraqis out of the country for training they tend to not want to go back. Along those lines, it seems that the main reason refugees are going back to Iraq from Syria is that Syria's kicking them out.
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