Obama can't countermand the order?
Obama can't force the Iraqi's duly elected government to sign an agreement they won't sign without using force and forcibly removing said elected government that we supported. How hard is it for you to fucking understand that. They did NOT want us there anymore, and there is NOTHING anyone could have done to keep that going short of military force against the Iraqi government. Maybe we should have pulled another Bush and dissolved the existing government and watched the whole thing slide into anarchy with the US troops as the pin cushions everyone is shooting at.
Is that what you are suggesting? Obama should have used military force to force the Iraqi's to do what you think they should have? You know the American people didn't want to be there anymore either, by a WIDE margin. So fuck the Iraqi's and the American people, you will force EVERYONE to have American troops in a shithole country that doesn't make 2 whits of difference to the US.
So, the civilian uprising that happened when we left was better than the one that the Shia would have stage-managed?
Yes it would have been far worse, the Shia's and their militia's would have turned against the US harshly. The highest violence of the Iraq war was when the Shia militias and the Sunni insurgents were both attacking the US forces. Had we breached the agreement and remained it wouldn't have just been the militias, it would have been everyone. Only a fool would ignore such strong public opinion.
ISIS is a catch-22. Either you fix it from outside or acknowledge that a Caliphate is in the cards.
Or we could simply let them do their thing and let them turn the Muslim world against them. Personally I'm of the opinion that we should just let the middle east have the war that the western world has been suppressing for the last 100 years. The same war they've been fighting for the last 1000 years. But you know, fools like you that ignore history and want to play world cop just don't get it. This fight is none of our fucking business. We shouldn't risk a single American life. We should have never invaded that area to begin with and caused this whole problem and we will only make it worse by being involved.
But you are clearly the same as those fuckers that want America to play world police while cutting taxes and running up huge deficits. You want to go to war and be the worlds big bad bully but you aren't going to pay for it. You're the same as those ignorant politicians that want to ignore the bad stuff America has done in history, probably in the hope that we can do the same bad stuff over again.
This country would be far better off if we start worrying about our own problems rather than the rest of the worlds.