Documentary: Obama Admin ‘Warned by Everybody’ about Islamic State but ‘Did Almost Nothing’

The Washington Free Beacon 10/29/2014

On Tuesday evening, PBS’s Frontline aired the new documentary “The Rise of ISIS”, which detailed its investigation into the “miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS”.

The documentary included interviews with key Obama administration officials and experts.

Frontline’s Ken Pollak interviewed the Former American Ambassador to Iraq James […]

Iraqi Kurds retake 2 towns from militants, helped by U.S. airstrikes

AP via CBS News 8/10/2014

BAGHDAD – Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday a senior Kurdish military official said. The seizure of the towns was one of their first victories after weeks of retreating from the growing militant threat in Iraq.

The Kurds were helped by a fourth round of American airstrikes […]

A blazing indictment of Obama administration decisions on Iraq

Michael Barone The Washington Examiner 7/6/2014

Here’s a shocking story from American adviser Ali Khedery on how the Obama administration leaders kept Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister of Iraq, and how that has led to the apparent breakup of Iraq today.

Khedery, the son of Iraqi immigrants to the United States, is fluent in Arabic […]

600 American Contractors Reportedly Stranded By U.S. Government In Iraq; President Goes Golfing

Obama Regime: “Too Politically Sensitive” To Evacuate Our Embassy

Nickarama Weasel Zippers 6/13/2014

According to Fox, the Obama regime doesn’t at this point intend to evacuate the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, despite the fact that ISIS is within 70 miles of Baghdad, because it is “too politically sensitive to do so”.

In addition to those […]

Iraq Said to Seek U.S. Strikes on Militants

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt The New York Times 6/11/2014

WASHINGTON — As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.

But Iraq’s appeals for military […]

Iraq crisis: Islamists force 150,000 to flee Mosul

BBC News 10 June 2014

More than 150,000 people have been forced to flee Iraq’s second city of Mosul after Islamist militants effectively took control of it.

Troops were among those fleeing as hundreds of jihadists from the ISIS group overran it and much of the surrounding province of Nineveh.

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki […]