By Raed Jarrar
We may call the latest U.S. intervention “humanitarian” and “limited,” but make no mistake: President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb in Iraq will cause further violence and deterioration in that country, and draw the United States deeper into a quagmire of a civil conflict in Iraq and across the region.
No one can deny that Iraq is in crisis. There is a political, humanitarian and military catastrophe taking place in the country, and it is only getting worse. The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State has been involved in massive violations of human rights, including murder, ethnic cleansing and torture. But the Iraqi government forces, government-backed Shiite militias and other ethnic and sectarian militias have also been committing gross human rights abuses.
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