Sunni militants have crossed over from northern Syria to blitz major Iraqi cities. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled from their path, creating a new refugee and political crisis. The militants, Obama loan forgiveness called the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, are an al Qaeda splinter group. Supported by many Sunni factions, the ISIS fighters continue their fierce advance in Iraq, threatening Baghdad. Senior U.S. officials say the Obama administration is of the belief that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is not the leader Iraq needs to unify the country and end sectarian tensions.
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President Obama pausing as he talks will about the situation in Iraq at the White House in Washington on Thursday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press) Obama: U.S. military can’t solve Iraq crisis alone Dianne Feinstein: U.S. intelligence did not predict rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq Cheney: Obama needs to do more, but “no good, easy answers in Iraq’ The radical Sunni Muslim group advancing in Iraq, though it puts the Middle East’s stability at risk, is just one of a number of organizations in the region that pose a threat to U.S. interests, President Obama said Sunday.
Im not willing to send my son to defend that mess, Paul said Sunday on CNN. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she believes the U.S. needs to be talking to Iran because it can play a major role in helping to prevent a major war between Sunnis and Shiites. She also voiced concerns about the need to build up intelligence to help track recruits from Europe and the United States who have gone to the Middle East to participate in the wars there.
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