By Brandon Turbeville | Activist Post
Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes In Iraq
President Barack Obama has now authorized airstrikes in Iraq for the purposes of allegedly targeting Sunni extremists and ISIS militants currently running rampant across the country. Obama can now authorize the strikes if it is deemed necessary to “prevent a potential act of genocide.”
"I therefore authorized targeted air strikes if necessary to help forces in Iraq as they fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there,” Obama said.
Obama reassured Americans that he will “not allow the United States to be drawn into fighting another war in Iraq,” even as he stated that “America is coming to help.”
As ABC News reports, “The announcements marked the deepest American engagement in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.”
Although Obama claims that combat troops (in addition to those already stationed in Iraq) will not return, he also stated that, if ISIS reaches the city of Erbil, he would authorize the targeted strikes.
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