On Iraq, Let's Ignore Those Who Got It All Wrong
At noon on Friday, President Obama issued his first statement on the deteriorating situation on Iraq. "This is not solely or even primarily a military challenge," he said. "The United States will do our part, but understand that ultimately it's up to the Iraqis as a sovereign nation to solve their problems."
Obama left the door open to unspecified "actions," but repeated that the Iraqis themselves had to seize the opportunity that the years of American effort gave them.