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Ramadi’s fall a major loss for Iraq’s moderates

Frida Ghitis, Miami Herald Op-Ed

U.S. officials are performing verbal contortions trying to minimize the significance of events in Iraq. The fall of Ramadi, just 70 miles from Baghdad and the capital of Anbar Province, the country’s largest, is a disaster for the Iraqi people and for America’s strategy in the region. But for many in the United States, the reflexive reaction at more bad news from the Middle East is, “Why is that our problem?”