Obama to continue Iraq strikes ‘if necessary’

Obama to continue Iraq strikes ‘if necessary’

Obama to continue Iraq strikes ‘if necessary’

(Washington DC) – US President Barack Obama vowed to continue air strikes against Iraqi jihadists if needed to protect US diplomats and military advisors. Speaking in his weekly address, Obama said that he had authorized the strikes in Iraq to protect US personnel serving in the northern city of Arbil. “And, if necessary, that’s what we will continue to do,” he said.
Obama said he had also authorized a “humanitarian effort” to help displaced civilians trapped by jihadists on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
“The thousands perhaps tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children who fled to that mountain were starving and dying of thirst. The food and water we airdropped will help them survive,” Obama said. “I’ve also approved targeted American airstrikes to help Iraqi forces break the siege and rescue these families.”
Obama emphasized that the United States “cannot and should not intervene every time there’s a crisis in the world.

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