Skip to comments.Obama says to take several days to decide how to help fight Iraq insurgency
Posted on 06/13/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he will take several days to review options for how the United States can help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, saying any action would need significant involvement by Iraq itself.
"The United States is not simply going involve itself in a military action in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqis that gives us some assurance that they are prepared to work together," Obama said, making it clear that he would not send U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq.
"We are not going to be able to do it for them," he added. The threat by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, in Iraq poses a danger to the people of Iraq and also, potentially Americans, Obama told reporters at the White House.
"This is a regional problem, and it is going to be a long-term problem. And what we're going to have to do is combine selective actions by our military to make sure that we're going after terrorists who could harm our personnel overseas or eventually hit the homeland," Obama said.
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bam bam makes par once again
What is so difficult in sending in air support?
He had no problem using it to help the terrorists out in Libya.
It should be over by than.
so the 200 American contractors surrounded at Balad can just chill?
Yes ISIS is interfering with Zero’s weekend plans!
He also has to see what the media is saying so he can read about it.
You don't have several days, Bozo - this will be over in 24-48 hours.
Chicks sh!t is just running out the clock for his Muslim Brothers
The first black President is proving themselves to be a failure of epic proportions.
I think the Kurds are the good guys if there's such a thing in Iraq.
Maybe he’s waiting for chelsea to do a special report and he can find out all about the details in the news just like the rest of us common folks.
Unfortunately, this administration has a PROVEN past history of indecisiveness which results in our people being abandoned to our enemies. GD them all in the white hut.
Yep I heard it and the “substance” part was exploring options.
I think he’s hoping to let Iran handle it, because his strategic thinking is zero.
Pretty much. I wonder if they are armed? Poor guys are pretty much toast.
Just a little flavor on this. These are definitely moderate Muslims.
The world will be a smoldering ruin in 2 1/2 years..if not sooner.
just read elsewhere they made it it Baghdad
There must be a mad scramble to get private airlift out of there
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