Flip Flop Obama: sending 300 Americans back to Iraq
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/20/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
American troops will be back in Iraq according to President Barack Obama, flopping from his talking points over the last few weeks that America will not be putting boots back on the ground in that country.
ISIS fighters continue to push towards Baghdad, executing ex-Iraqi Security Forces personnel wherever they go.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - On June 19 the president announced that he will be sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq, to help bolster the Iraqi security forces in their fight against the Sunni Muslim terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
President Obama made the announcement after meeting with his national security team. He said that he was also prepared to take "targeted" military action if deemed necessary. This continues to delay the prospect of airstrikes, though it does keep the option open. The president continues to be adamant that U.S. troops would not return to combat roles in Iraq.
The president also took this announcement as an opportunity to warn Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. In his stern massage, he warned Maliki to stop exacerbating the sectarian rift, and bring Shia and Sunni Muslims together.
"We do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending in tens of thousands of troops and committing the kinds of blood and treasure that has already been expanded in Iraq," said Obama. "Ultimately, this is something that is going to have to be solved by the Iraqis."
Obama said that the U.S. would increase support for Iraq's beleaguered forces, but he stopped short of committing U.S. air power to the fight.
Secretary of State John Kerry will also travel to Europe and the Middle East to start talks about potentially stabilizing the region, though no date has been announced.
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