Trump’s Irreversible Iraq Blunder

Protesters attack the US embassy in Iraq
Protesters attack the US embassy in Baghdad.

The Trump administration’s short-sighted decision to use the military option against the Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah, which killed 25 militia members, has caused irreparable damage concerning US-Iraq relations. The strike was announced as a retaliatory and defensive measure, following the recent rocket attack against a US base (which injured US troops and killed an American contractor). Hoping to limit Iran’s regional…