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Thanks lit major developments in Iraq to tell you about tonight just days after the president announced the withdrawal of our troops by the end of this year.
Authorities today arrested more than 200 former members of Saddam Hussein's banned bath party.
Uncovering at the time and alleged plot to seize power.
After US troops do withdraw.
Joining us now Thomas -- and earning retired US air force general.
Before more than 400 combat missions in Vietnam Fox News military contributor general good to have you -- Also -- -- James Carroll -- senior research fellow national security at The Heritage Foundation James good to have you here.
First let me start -- -- James what do you make of these arrests of these bath party members.
We have to remember Iraq as the country made up of Kurds.
She isn't Sunnis and the she is the majority there are who oppressed for many years with the overthrowing Saddam they took over.
And what this could reflect is is the city concern that if Americans walk away there's nobody to protect them from the she had so.
That this may be be a reflection again of of the United States presumptive withdraw the Italian you look at this plot.
It's really hard to -- this was a real plot how it could possibly work and and -- anything other than a civil war general.
Well I have to agree with change and that on there's no question that the Sunnis who comprise 20% population she -- sixty.
And the Kurds twining.
Have great concerns with the US leaving.
This to me Lou is a major.
Blunder and US strategic policy in the Middle East to gives a Green light to the Iran eons we ought to be very concerned about it.
Clearly the Kurds and and and the Sunnis are concerned and that's why you're going to see more and more activity like this.
Which is success.
In the Obama foreign policy in the Middle East.
It's not Iraq according to the general it is.
Is -- Libya what -- -- took its it's been a great success -- in foreign policy.
Men look at look at the Iraqis have done here they are so concerned about the fact -- -- of our policy.
That they're willing to play Russian relied on the wanna have -- -- -- needed to mean what we forgot to mention is it's going to be.
Thousands of American contractors there is a huge State Department -- say He.
And they're gonna play the Iranians and the and the -- malicious off against the US with no US military forces there that's them Russian --