The US army has described Iran as “the only victor” in its two-volume, 1300-page study of its brutal invasion of Iraq.
The report, complete with over 1,000 declassified documents, is a comprehensive assessment of the US’ mistakes and successes during its destructive war effort.
It spans the 2003 military occupation of Iraq through the US withdrawal, the rise of Daesh (ISIL) terror group, and what it refers to as the influence of Syria and Iran.
“At the time of this project’s completion in 2018,” Iran seems to be “the only victor,” the authors wrote in the concluding chapter of the study published by the US-based Army Times on Friday.
The study — commissioned by former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno in 2013 and continued under current chief Gen. Mark Milley — was postponed for release since 2016, when it was originally completed.
The report noted that the postponement was due to concerns over airing “dirty laundry”…