Al Qaeda forces Obama, Iraqis to work together

NY Times:

U.S. Sending Arms to Help Iraq Battle Qaeda Violence


After an appeal for help, the United States is rushing dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help Iraqi forces combat violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency.
This looks like an attempt to make up for the failure to reach a status of forces agreement that led to a premature retreat of US troops from Iraq.  It was a blunder by both sides and was an early indication of Obama's poor negotiation skills.

See also Peter Wehner's thoughts on how this situation could have been avoided.

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