The Obama administration has assured Congress and the American people that once US troops leave Iraq a strong force will be stationed in Kuwait in case problems emerge in Iraq. Kuwait Sheik Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah, defense minister of the country, told the media there were no plans for allowing US forces to establish bases in Kuwait. The Pentagon had announced that about 4,000 troops would be stationed in that country.
Problem: Iraq is bound to witness increased violence as frustrated Sunnis resort to attacks upon a government that has spurned requests to end discrimination against Sunnis. Al-Qaeda will gain new members and violence will erupt in Iraq cities. As of this moment, there are no plans to actually station American forces in the Middle East.
Perhaps, Iraq needs to once again experience mass violence before its Shiite leaders accept the importance of ending hatred against Sunnis.