Never thought I’d see this from the U.S. mainstream media. BTW, though leaving Iraq in 2011 had nothing to do with the rise of the Islamic State, nor did leaving Maliki behind, and neither did not backing the rebels, not threatening to kick Turkey out of NATO had everything. WaPo has long had a track record of subverting establishment narratives, and, while it is this time 100% correct in its conclusions, it is totally wrong on the causes. It’s right on climate change and national security this time around.