The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.
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More than 20 years after sanctions were imposed on Iraq for Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, the UN Security Council lifted most restrictions, symbolically closing what Baghdad calls a "dark chapter" in its history.
Iraqi authorities widely use torture to interrogate prisoners and extract confessions without fear of consequence. Sadly, the US doesn't have the credibility to confront these crimes.
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