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Former US Envoys: Iraq Situation Will Worsen

Washington is losing the battle against Islamic State extremists, and the level of violence in Iraq is likely to get much worse before it gets better, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker has warned.   “Clearly, there has been an incredible deterioration, and deterioration means losing,” Crocker told VOA in a Skype interview. But he continued that, “as bad as things are today, they’re better than they’re going to be in a month.” Crocker, who served in Iraq from 2007 to 2009,...

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