President Obama Addresses the Situation in Iraq


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Last night, President Obama made a statement addressing the current crisis in Iraq. He announced that he authorized two operations in the country: "targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death."

The President detailed the actions that the U.S. is taking, and explained why we must act now. He also made clear that "even as we support Iraqis as they take the fight to these terrorists, American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq."

Watch President Obama's full statement from last night.

President Obama Makes a Statement on the Crisis in Iraq.


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