Will the purveyors of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq ever do penance for their sins of warmongering?
In the history books, the U.S. Republicans will never live down the fact that they "Iranified" Iraq, disrupting thousands of years of calibrating regional balance. That country long served as a buffer state for one purpose only — to suppress the implosion of the region.
True, the Democrats who backed the invasion aren't much better, because they were swayed by the idiotic "patriotic" fervor of 2003. But at least they seem to recognize the error, even if it should have been visible at the time: Any U.S. leaders who take an action that, historically speaking, must inevitably hand Iraq to Iran and restore Iran as the dominant regional power needs to have their heads examined.