Nouri Maliki

No, Obama didn't found ISIS

No, Obama didn't found ISIS

The conservative Republican bluster about how President Barack Obama's pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 somehow caused the current terrible situation is puzzling ("Obama founded ISIS! Trump says it was sarcasm, but here's the truth," Aug. 12).

I can't believe I was the only one paying attention when Nuri al-Maliki, the then-prime minister of Iraq with close ties to Iran, forced the U.S. to take its military out of Iraq.

Both Sunnis and Shiites saw the Americans as an occupying force. Even the pro-American former prime...