For two years, the Iraqi government did nothing.
Finally, in October of 2016, Hayder al-Abadi, prime minister of Iraq, kicked off an operation that he said would liberate Iraq.
It's many days later, 140 as we type this on 3/6/17.
The Mosul Slog has been successful . . . in producing refugees.
Two years before the government took action.
And now that the operation has created yet another refugee crisis, what happens.
The government blames the United Nations.
THE NATIONAL reported:
The failure is not the United Nations.
The failure is the Iraqi government and, yes, that includes the Minister of Displacement and Migration.
Mohammed Al Jaff is one of the few Iraqi politicians in a position of power who can claim he never fled Iraq.
So you'd think he'd be able to take some accountability.
But you'd be wrong.
Despite having two years to craft a plan, they apparently never considered the refugees the operation would create.
They clearly failed at planning.
Now as their failure is seen around the world, they whine about the United Nations.