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I was right about staying in Iraq

In this still image from video taken by militants on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a militant standing on top of a tank holds a gun aloft at a military compound abandoned by the Iraqi military near Tikrit in Salah al-Din province, Iraq. The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains. (AP Photo/Militant video)

I hate to say it, but this humble, or not-so-humble, KTAR weekend talk show host told you so. Pulling out of Iraq was a bad idea. I've said it many times on the Mike & Winey Show.

The fact that a group of well-organized terrorists are marching across the country sucking up towns, cities and villages with little resistance should be proof enough. Now this band of extreme insurgents, reportedly with the support of Iran, is within 100 miles of Baghdad, and there seems to be nothing to stop them.

I remember when Sen. John McCain, when running against the current president, floated the idea that we might have troops in the region for 100 years. He was crucified by the Democrats and a majority of the media. Now he is proven right.

That's exactly what we do when we battle wars to liberate people who are under the rule of an iron fist. We stay behind and ensure there is no resurrection of the evil that our men and women sacrifice their lives to fight.

President Obama's decision to pull our troops out of Iraq and leave the country with no stability was a mistake that we will pay for a long time. This is the type of reasoning that gave birth to Hitler and the Nazi regime.

When the Germans surrendered during WWI, there was no supervision left behind in the country. They were ignored. As Hitler rose to power, he spent years exterminating his people, indoctrinating his people and building a military force never seen before without anyone knowing it. We all know the devastation he eventually inflicted on the Jews, the Poles and innocent people across Europe.

It's amazing that lessons from previous wars are lost on those who run this country and our military. These are serious events and serious times, and we deserve leadership that will treat them as such.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from 12 to 2 p.m. on 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Mike Weinstein (Winey of Mike & Winey) is the host of It's Business Time w/Mike Weinstein heard on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. on KTAR News 92.3. Mike is the VP of Marketing for West USA Realty and a licensed REALTORŪ in the State of Arizona. Mike graduated from Vanguard University and earned his MBA from The University of Phoenix. He is a local entrepreneur who has owned his own real estate company, internet company and SEO/content writing company. Mike lives in Goodyear with his wife and two boys. It's Business Time provides a unique place for businesses to go to for the necessary resources, advertising options, education and community in which to be successful. It gives Arizona businesses a voice and helps them succeed in an ever-changing marketplace. This show covers anything and everything pertaining to businesses, including an array of industry experts who impart insightful tips and advice. The show will also cater to the average person who may have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur or is looking for tips on how to get that next job or who would like more insight on how the business community and its marketing efforts affect them. It is a show for everyone.

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