This comes as Islamic militants continue their march toward Baghdad. The Obama Administration is sending nearly 300 troops to help secure American facilities. Republicans have been blaming the President for playing politics over violence. However, senate majority leader, Harry Reid, said Iraq is in a civil war and the U.S. has no business sending troops there.
“It’s not worth the blood of the American soldiers. It’s not worth the monetary cost to the American taxpayer,” said Reid.
Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the State Department said earlier today, “At this stage, the only thing that the president has ruled out is sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq.”
A big concern now is the Baghdad International Airport may be overrun.