(M+D Archive) Wait... isn't this about Iran?
The reality is stark: America attacked and killed Iraqi military personnel. There is an appropriately large emphasis on Iran at the moment, and its reaction to recent American actions. But America didn't only attack Iran. It also killed the personnel of Iraq, its regional host, its ostensible ally, and the nation it has been claiming to nurture in a post-Saddam democratic nation building exercise.
Donald Trump vowed "disproportionate" action, inherently de-legitimising any response by America, assuring us that at least some part of it would be and unnecessarily violent overreaction. And that reaction could come agains the people of Iraq.