Iraqi Govt Seeks Legal Options to Prevent More US Attacks

Cabinet: Sunday strike was a violation of Iraqi sovereignty

President Joe Biden seems quite pleased with the result of the Sunday night attacks on areas along the border between Iraq and Syria. He’s about the only one, as the targets threaten open war, and Iraq is openly condemning the US violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

To that end, Iraq is promising to study all legal options to the US attack, intending to legally preclude future US attacks. Details are unclear, though this underscores Iraq’s opposition to the attack.

That said, if opposition to the legality of American attacks was enough to stop them, the US wouldn’t be attacking nearly so many things. A US hand-wave about self-defense is usually all that is needed, or offered.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Kadhimi has long sought close ties with the US, but was very public in his criticism of the new US attacks. So far, there is no indication that the US is considering not launching further attacks, and instead is focusing on how pleased they were with this.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of