American influence has so dwindled in Iraq over the last several months that Iraqi lawmakers and political leaders say they no longer follow Washington’s advice for forming a government. Instead, Iraqis are turning to neighboring nations, and especially Iran, for guidance — casting doubt on the future of the American role in this strategic country after a grinding war that killed more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers.
Iran tried to conquer Iraq, we supported Iraq, and therefore Iran failed.
But, we then invaded Iraq, toppled the Iraqi leadership and, after almost 10 years and 4,400+ dead American soldiers, effectively gave Iraq to Iran.
Heck of a job.