Obama authorizes U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

President Obama has authorized the U.S. military to make targeted airstrikes in Iraq, as ISIS, now known as Islamic State, advances further across northern Iraq toward the Kurdish capital Arbil.

"I will not allow the U.S. to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq, so even as we support Iraqis, American combat troops will not be returning to fight," says Obama.

The airstrikes would be the first carried out by the U.S. military in Iraq since the withdrawal of its forces at the end of 2011.


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  • june1234
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    $1 trillion , 5000 american dead who knows how many hundreds of thousands of dead arabs later and the fundamentalists are marching on the Kurdish capital. mission accomplished. dumb and dumber
    8 Aug 2014, 08:23 AM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Yes. We walked away from this one too quickly. Par for the course.
    8 Aug 2014, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Yes. We washed our hands of this one prematurely. Par for the course.
    8 Aug 2014, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • 11146471
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    Too bad for this, but it is really necessary after the mass execution pictures we saw from ISIS.


    Very good decision by Mr. Obama on this one!
    8 Aug 2014, 01:13 PM Reply Like
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