August 15, 2014

Obama Steps Down Iraq's Slippery Slope

David Francis, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

The arrival of U.S. troops at Mt. Sinjar, where American airstrikes have broken a siege of Iraqi Yazidis and Christians by International State of Syria and Iraq, marks a dramatic escalation of American involvement in the fight for the future of Iraq. For the first time since ISIS advanced toward the outskirts of Baghdad, American troops were in a combat zone where their lives were directly as risk from the ISIS threat.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Yazidis, Iraq, ISIS

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