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Politiken - Denmark | Friday, June 13, 2014

The West bred the monster of terrorism

The Iraq War was a huge mistake, the left-liberal daily Politiken writes after the taking of Mosul by the Islamic terror organisation Isil: "Madeleine Albright recently described the Iraq War as one of the US's worst mistakes. Unfortunately, the former secretary of state is right: Only now is the world recognising the forces that were unleashed by the Bush government in its alliance with Denmark, among other countries, when it toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. ... The idea that the West will make a military comeback to Iraq is neither realistic nor desirable. Now the Shiite government in Baghdad must be pressured to include the Sunni minority. Only with its help can the extremist groups be countered. ... Where are the conservative parties that once spearheaded this war adventure now? Rather than establishing democracy, the whole escapade only fed the monster of terrorism."

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