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Crocker: ‘Strengthened Spirit of Reconciliation’

Jul 31, 2020
Amb. Ryan Crocker is clearly the John Hall to Petraeus’s Darryl Oates. In his opening statement, he listed a smorgasbord of laws the Iraqis passed, without regard to their substance, underscoring a “strengthened spirit of reconciliation.” The provincial powers law is a “major step forward… a fundamental debate over the nature of the state, similar in its complexity to the [American] debate over states’ rights.” One imagines Nouri al-Maliki standing outside a Basra schoolhouse and brandishing an axe handle.
Oh, and the forthcoming long-term security agreement? It won’t “tie the hands of the next administration.” Because that’s just not what long-term security agreements do!
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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