Who Calls the Shots?

This, it seems to me is the fundamental difficulty with "government building". What does the US do when their proteges make decisions the US mentors find distasteful or inappropriate?

The US can back away and turn the situation over to the Iraqis, as the US say they want to.

Or they can continue trying to make everyone "do right." So far, the result has been chaos and loss of life. Wonder what it will be like next week?

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