Op-Ed by IDC Director of Government Relations Peter Burns: “After spending a week in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains meeting with local priests, victims of the Islamic State’s genocidal campaign, various Christian political parties, and refugee camp administrators, one thing has become clear to me: The complexity of the situation prevents the United States from being able to chopper in, deliver an enlarged cardboard aid check, take a photo-op, and walk away. This is assuming, of course, that our goal is to preserve ancient Christian and Yazidi communities that populate Northern Iraq, as opposed to simply burnishing our own sense of benevolence.”

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