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US attacking rebel group in Iraq that empowered itself: Analyst

Air Force Drone PilotsAmerican columnist Allen Roland says that the United States is attacking the ISIL group that it empowered itself during the past years.

The Obama administration is attacking “the rebel that we empowered,” he said about recent US airstrikes against ISIL positions inside Iraq.

The columnist also noted that Washington is behind the majority of bombing that has taken place recently in Iraq.

“Most of the bombing of Iraq right now is basically being done by the US,” Roland told Press TV on Sunday.

He made the remarks when asked about remarks made by Senator Lindsey Graham that the extremist Takfiri group ISIL poses a real threat to the US.

Graham said, “I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorist ability to operate in Syria and Iraq … to change that threat, we have to have a sustained air campaign in Syria and Iraq. We need to go on offense.”

Roland said there are facts about the Iraq war that “the American public just does not understand,” adding that “larger issues are at stake here.”

“The American people still have not been told the truth not only about Iraq not only about why we were even in there,” Roland stated.

He went on to say that the Iraq war was waged essentially by former US vice president Dick Cheney.

“It always comes back to Dick Cheney and 9/11 and finally we’re getting some information coming out that this was Cheney’s war, Iraq was really Cheney’s war,” Roland said, adding that “Iraq is just another excuse right now.”

The United States last week launched airstrikes against the militants who have overran parts of western and northern Iraq.

In June 2014, US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said the US government is arming the ISIL group. He told CNN that “they (ISIL) would not be in power in Iraq, if we were not providing safe haven in Syria by arming their allies.”

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