PETRAEUS - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Kaplan: Don’t blame Obama for what’s happening in Iraq <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Kaplan: Don’t blame Obama for what’s happening in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Kaplan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T00:48:02.086-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 12:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The collapse of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has little to do with the withdrawal of American troops and everything to do with the political failure of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. As the U.S. pullout began under the terms of a treaty signed in 2008 by then-President George W. Bush, Maliki, the leader of a Shiite political party, promised to run a more inclusive government - to bring more Sunnis into the ministries, to bring more Sunnis from the Sons of Iraq militia into th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:48:02 MDT