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Obama Asleep at the Wheel as ISIS Sweeps Toward Baghdad

Posted on the 13 June 2014 by Hughvw

The Obama administration's miscalculation of the threat posed by Al Qaeda-aligned militants in Iraq drew severe criticism Thursday from top Republican lawmakers, who accused President Obama and his national security team of "taking a nap," warning "the next 9/11 is in the making." Amid criticism from lawmakers, the White House appeared to open the door to the possibility of U.S. airstrikes, but stressed that sending American ground troops is not an option.

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