Despite nearly 11 years of occupation by the US and two years of running itself Iraq is exploding and the U.S. Is debating whether they should go back in or not.
The U.S. under the leadership of George Bush invaded Iraq with the premise that Saddam Hussein was a tyrant and somehow linked to the 9-11 attack on the US. America wanted to kick some Muslim butts, and he was the one selected, under the premise of making Iraq into a democracy. Yet after two years of self-rule and 11 years of U.S. occupation Iraq is still not a democracy, and that is why it’s in the predicament it’s in now.
Isis troops have marched from city to city with very little resistance.
To my understanding the Sunnis were in power under Hussein, but when he was deposed and killed by American troops the Shias took power. Well they were supposed to share that power with the Sunnis and other factions in the country but the current government never made that a reality, so you have all these trained military people, and people who were used to power, and freedom all of a sudden being kicked out of their homes, and businesses with no payment all because of their religious sect and no one is doing anything about it. Especially the western powers that created this mess in the first place in the name of Democracy.