When it was announced that a war was coming, Iraq went through a major brain drain as the best and the brightest chose to leave the country. They will only return when it’s safe to come home. As a result, these are the type of people making decisions in their country.
I don’t believe many countries would have given airtime to this argument, but its fascinating to see how they twist the facts to fit their understanding of the world.
It becomes easier to see why peace in the Middle east is so difficult to achieve. Fighting the made up science of old timers.