What Obama Didn't Say About Iraq

What Obama Didn't Say About Iraq

What's most striking about President Barack Obama’s remarks on Iraq this afternoon in the Rose Garden is what he didn’t say. He spoke at a moment when the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIS) have driven government forces from several major cities, and are advancing toward Baghdad. Iraqi security forces, facing a major uprising without American backup, are in such disarray that Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani has called upon his followers to arm themselves to protect Shiite holy sites.

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