American President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized US air strikes in northern Iraq. He warned that they would strike ISIS if needed to defend Americans from the Islamic militants and protect civilians.
While making the
announcement he said, "Today America is coming to help." This
divulge the American engagement in Iraq since US troops withdrew in
late 2011 after nearly a decade of war. Barack Obama
, who made his
remarks in a steady and somber tone, has staked much of his legacy as
president on ending what he has called the "dumb war" in
He further added that
American military aircraft had dropped food and water to thousands of
Iraqis who were trapped on a barren mountain range in northwestern
Iraq, having fled the militants,
from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who threaten them with what
Mr. Obama called "genocide."
"As commander in chief,
I will not allow the United States to be dragged into another war in
Iraq," said Mr. Obama, who built his run for the White House in
part around his opposition to the war in Iraq as reported by New York
This was the
first time when America spoke on ISIS as the war is taking barbaric
turn and about to hit Americans. Obama also said that it is his
responsibility to save his people from ISIS attack. The initiative of
America might be soon provide Iraq with peace.