President Not Sending Troops into Combat

President Obama(CNN) — The President is briefing top lawmakers today on the Iraq crisis. President Obama has decided not to use air strikes in Iraq, for now, because there is not enough information on good targets.

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.


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  1. Randy says:

    If he sends aircraft into those borders after the terrorists got their hands on our surface to air shoulder fired missiles, he is sending troops into harms way. stop the candy coating!

    1. Bunny Snow says:

      I agree, Randy. And IMO, sending in less than 300 troops sounds more like a suicide mission rather than a limited military action. Stupid, or evil???

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