While Obama repeatedly has cited the end of the war as one of his chief achievements, his decision to return some troops to Iraq now raises the question of whether an asterisk ultimately may accompany that claim. Administration officials insist Obama does not intend to commit the U.S. to another lengthy war in Iraq or put American forces in combat roles. Signaling his reluctance to re-engage, Obama also decided to hold off launching airstrikes, though he left the prospect of targeted strikes on the table. The president repeatedly made the case that expanding the U.S.
Obama: U.S. cannot solve Iraq’s problems alone – Los Angeles Times
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said “it’s pathetic” that the mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has to plead for her son’s release from a Mexican prison while Obama apparently did not address the issue earlier in the day while meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It is inexcusable, it is inexplicable, it is obscene, it is horrific,” Ros-Lehtinen told Greta Van Susteren on “On the Record.” Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD and served in Afghanistan, has been languishing in custody since he was arrested in late March after he accidentally drove into the country with three legally purchased guns in his truck. “He took a wrong turn from the U.S. into Mexico, a wrong turn into the Twilight Zone,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “Meanwhile, he’s been in a Mexico prison, and the days languish on to learn more for him.
Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow – The Washington Post
being lured back into the conflict by the deteriorating security situation. Obama has announced plans to send 300 special operations forces into Iraq to train its military, but insists the U.S. military cant effectively quell the conflict unless Iraqs own Shiite-led government pursues a more inclusive approach that doesnt shun the Sunni minority. The issue has divided Congress, with some lawmakers criticizing Obama for doing too little and others warning the return of armed troops to Iraq could be the first step toward pulling the U.S. back into the conflict.
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President Obama pausing as he talks will about the situation in Iraq at the White House in Washington on Thursday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press) Obama: U.S. military can’t solve Iraq crisis alone Dianne Feinstein: U.S. intelligence did not predict rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq Cheney: Obama needs to do more, but “no good, easy answers in Iraq’ The radical Sunni Muslim group advancing in Iraq, though it puts the Middle East’s stability at risk, is just one of a number of organizations in the region that pose a threat to U.S. interests, President Obama said Sunday.