No, the president didn’t say that exactly, but I needed a short headline for the story that the President, from his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, told the press that the last few days of airstrikes have rescued the folks stranded on Mount Sinjar, just like he’d planned, according to Fox News;
“The situation on the mountain has greatly improved,” Obama said. “We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar. We helped vulnerable people reach safety.”
But Obama said U.S. involvement will not come to an end, as militants with the Islamic State — also known as ISIS, or ISIL – continue to brutalize the civilian population in the region, especially minorities like Iraqi Christians and Yazidis.
Obama said “we will continue airstrikes” where necessary to protect American personnel and facilities in Iraq.
And he said the U.S. is working with partners to provide humanitarian aid to “those who are suffering in northern Iraq wherever we have capabilities.”
Somehow, I don’t believe a word he said. Yesterday morning, it was a crisis of monumental proportions, earlier today the UN declared a Level 3 Emergency, but because a couple of dozen advisers went to the Mountain, well, everything is fine now. Excuse me if I’m skeptical. We were told a few weeks ago that world has never been more peaceful than it is now, but our Secretary of Defense on Tuesday said that “the world is exploding”. Several months ago, we were told that al-Qeada was being run by the “JV” team. Then, of course, there was the protest in Benghazi about a video.
Thanks to Hondo for the link.