"Obama considers special forces to help in Iraq"
The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.
While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the plan under consideration suggests he would be willing to send Americans into a collapsing security situation for training and other purposes.
Training? For what? Flying helicopters off the embassy roof?
And what "other purposes"? Whacking the ISIS leadership? Can't we do that with drones?
White House: U.S. to deploy approximately 275 military personnel to Iraq to provide support & security for U.S. personnel and U.S. Embassy.
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