August 13, 2014

Make No Mistake: We're Back in an Iraq War

Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Every time Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre opponents led the United States into an air war. In 2013, Syria's use of chemical weapons against civilians almost drew Obama into another. Now it's Iraq, where the president thought he had disentangled the United States, only to see a new threat arise in the form of the terrorist army of the Islamic State.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Middle East, Barack Obama, United States, Iraq

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