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President Obama: US Armed Forces Will Not Be Returning To Combat In Iraq

Via USA Today:
President Obama said Thursday he is planning to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help retrain Iraqi security forces as they battle an insurgent invasion. "Armed forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq," Obama said in a White House announcement. After a meeting with national security advisers, Obama also announced a series of steps designed to improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance of the insurgent army that has taken several Iraqi cities and is threatening the capital in Baghdad. Some of these moves would require approval from Iraq's government. Obama also announced that he will dispatch Secretary of State John Kerry to the region for diplomatic efforts that include demands for a more inclusive government in Iraq. While some allies have called for removal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Obama told reporters that "it's not our job to choose Iraq's leaders."
Teabagistan is already wailing.

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