Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq

POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 8:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:34am

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he'd authorized targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect American personnel.

"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people. We support our allies when they're in danger," Obama said.

Obama also said he'd authorized targeted airstrikes "if necessary" to help forces in Iraq fighting to protect civilians trapped in the mountains as brutal Islamist fighters advance.

"When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye," Obama said.

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Yea, Bush's war for oil made sure that we will be stuck there for decades. If he had went after the terrorists in Afghanistan like he should have in the first place we would not be in this mess. Iraq was all about oil not terrorism and still is today. Big business & oil companies backed and supported by our government has just about ruined this country, they are all making a killing getting richer by the day while the citizens of this country are losing everything, including their country.

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