Obama authorizes ‘targeted airstrikes’ in Iraq

President Obama

President Obama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he’d authorized targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect American personnel.

“We do whatever is necessary to protect our people. We support our allies when they’re in danger,” Obama said.

Obama also said he’d authorized targeted airstrikes “if necessary” to help forces in Iraq fighting to protect civilians trapped in the mountains as brutal Islamist fighters advance.

“When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye,” Obama said.

Trademark and Copyright 2016 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Filed in: News

Suggest a correction


  • Carolinacompanycowboy

    Ye who that’s what I am talking about! Double duty sir boarders and rough boundries we the united states ate going to prevent a massacre. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeewho

  • David wilson

    Wow. He is actually going to act like a president. As for the comments posted so far. Education failed you. Miserably.

  • Helium

    I am guessing he is going to drop some bombs in an empty airfield to make it seem like we are fighting, but no way in Gods green earth he is going to harm his allies and buddies over in Iraq.

Comments are closed.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 77,070 other followers