President Barack Obama called top congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday afternoon to discuss how to respond to the collapsing security situation in Iraq.
Some options are already being ruled out. The president says U.S. combat troops won't be sent back to Iraq, and officials say there are no plans for airstrikes at this time because there aren't many clear targets.
House Speaker John Boehner is rejecting suggestions that the U.S. consider joining with Iran to help the Iraqi government battle insurgents.
Earlier Wednesday the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he is bitterly disappointed by the sectarian violence in Iraq, and blamed the country's leadership for failing to unite after the war.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told a Senate panel on Wednesday that U.S. military men and women did exactly what was asked of them during the Iraq war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the panel that the U.S. "can't dictate outcomes" and it's "up to the Iraqi people" to determine the course of their country.
Both men appeared before a hearing by the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.