Obama Reluctant To Grant Iraq’s Request Of Air Strike Aid

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The Obama administration signaled its reluctance Wednesday to launch air strikes in Iraq, telling Congress that a bombing campaign would be fraught with complications and that Iraq’s political divisions needed to be addressed first.Senior lawmakers who met with President Obama gave no indication afterward that military action was imminent. They said Obama told them he was still reviewing his options but that he was primarily considering ways to bolster help for Iraq’s beleaguered security forces.
At the same time, some lawmakers said, Obama told them he would not seek Congress’ formal approval should he decide that military force is necessary – a sore point for some. He “indicated he didn’t feel he had any need for authority from us for steps he might take,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.).In a statement, the White House said that Obama “pledged to continue consulting closely with Congress” but did not specify on what legal basis he might act if he did order the use of military force.

-CNN

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