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Militant gains in Iraq bring
urgent U.S. policy reconsideration

Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/7/2014 10:39:17 PM

The increasingly dire straits of refugees in the Kurdish region of Iraq, amid startling gains by Islamist forces there, led President Obama to approve humanitarian airdrops and have propelled the administration into new and urgent consideration of a military intervention it has studiously avoided so far. The lightning advance of the Islamic State militant group, south from the northwest city of Mosul to within 60 miles of Baghdad, has been a source of deep concern since it began two months ago. But the administration worried that interjecting itself into the conflict would inevitably open it to charges of siding with

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/8/2014 2:15:17 AM     (No. 9957580)

Barry´s afraid of being accused of taking sides? Sorry WaPo, but we all know which side Barry´s on and it isn´t the Kurds or the Christians.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/8/2014 7:24:48 AM     (No. 9957705)

FTA:" The lightning advance of the Islamic State militant group, south from the northwest city of Mosul to within 60 miles of Baghdad, has been a source of deep concern since it began two months ago."

Hey Karen- two month long ´lightning´? If this isn´t newspeak, I don´t know what is. Wapo just can´t shake the desire to shill for this feckless administration.

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