The strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts. Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 101 airstrikes across Iraq.Only in our media bizarro world could we be bombing a country while our White House says, "no" we are not at war with the people we are bombing, and the press not make an issue of it.
What about the official DoD name for this non-war? Like "Iraqi Freedom", "Infinite Justice", etc.? Well, this one seems to have no public name. This despite Obama's comment yesterday that getting rid of the cancer of Saddam Hussein's new terrorist army would be a long, difficult quagmire. More or less.
No need to worry, America. We have a big army and the Middle East is just going through some pain due to change. ISIL, ISIS, a few people will die, but this will pass. Let's hit the first tee!
Thanks to Mark Knoller, CBS, traveling with the president to his fund-raisers today, for bringing more light to the idea that this is actually the Obama Doctrine.