From the Guardian.....According to Reuters there are no talks with the US and Iran going on with this matter for the moment. So I am wondering what BO and his Team are saying about the Iranians in Iraq and setting defense for Baghdad.
Residents offered little reaction to Barack Obama's statement late on Friday in which he appeared to condition renewed US military support on Iraqi leaders first making efforts to pull the country back from the brink. The US and Iran, foes throughout the US occupation of Iraq, share a common interest in defeating Isis, and Iran has so far expressed no opposition to US threats to send military support to Maliki.
Rouhani, asked at a televised press conference on Saturday whether Tehran could work with the US to tackle Isis, said: "We can think about it if we see America starts confronting the terrorist groups in Iraq or elsewhere. We all should practically and verbally confront terrorist groups."
Reuters reported US officials as saying there were no contacts taking place with Iran over the crisis in Iraq.....snip~
Do you think this is coming as a surprise to BO and his Team with the Iranians seeing BO hesitate.
"If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
Break, By Three days grace
Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016
Also that at this moment.....how he has no plans. No focus and is considering working with Iran. Thinking he will be able to get them to break over their Nuke talks and better relations between us. He has been wrong.....on Libya, Syria, Egypt and the MB, Iraq and Afghanistan. Then Asia. Then the rest of Africa.
But then with him running around and telling all how the world is less violent, more tolerant, and more stable. Tends to show why BO.....is completely out of touch with reality and the world that keeps passing him by.
'We either arrested or killed a man of that name about half a dozen times, he is like a wraith who keeps reappearing, and I am not sure where fact and fiction meet,' Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb, a former British special forces commander, told The Telegraph.
'There are those who want to promote the idea that this man is invincible, when it may actually be several people using the same nom de guerre.'
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I'm not saying that Saddam was a good guy or should have been in power. But when you install a democracy in a shiite-majority country (with major sectarian problems) right next to Iran....it really doesn't take a genius to figure out what could happen.