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Jon Karl to WH: Why Airstrikes
in Iraq and Not Syria?

Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/9/2014 10:19:10 AM

ABC News reporter Jon Karl questioned White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the discrepancy between White House policies in Iraq and Syria, given President Obama’s recent authorization of airstrikes in Iraq. Obama has repeatedly resisted any direct military intervention in Syria, even after the Syrian government crossed the “red line” of chemical weapons he set in Syria. Obama eventually insisted he had never set a red line at all, saying: “I didn’t set a red line–The world set a red line.” “Given that 200,000 or so have been killed in Syria, more than 2 million forced from their homes,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/9/2014 11:18:03 AM     (No. 9959301)

Thank you........excellent Question......I hope the blind see why he´s asking these questions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rmsimms, 8/9/2014 11:51:23 AM     (No. 9959366)

There is one good reason...unlike Syria where the Regime and it´s opponents are equally repellent...in Iraq we have an ally that needs help, the Kurds.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/9/2014 1:48:18 PM     (No. 9959537)

Let´s set up a bombing lottery...this week Iraq, next week Gaza, then Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, NoKorea, Russia...you name a place, we´ll bomb it. Why does no one else bomb these days? Exactly what U.S. "national interest" is being advanced by this? What foreign policy principle is at stake? Time for the Euros to wake up to the threat facing them...and it isn´t from Russia.

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