Ashton Carter,  Barack Obama,  Iraq

Obama Decides His Iraq Policy Sucks

Credit: Michael Ramirez

But, we knew that, right?

Out comes the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, as another Iraq City falls to ISIS.

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, serif; line-height: 28px; color: #333333; background: 0px 0px;”>Defense Secretary Ash Carter held open the possibility of a strategy shift by the White House on Iraq, a few days after recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria revived sharp criticism of the Obama administration’s approach in combating extremist groups there.

Islamic State forces last week captured the key Iraqi city of Ramadiand also expanded their reach in Syria. Critics and even allies of the administration took to Sunday television talk shows to call for a strategy change by the administration to stem the advance of Islamic State forces.