Massacre fears fuel airstrikes
Obama stirred by talk of ‘genocide’ in Iraq, reports say
Posted: August 10, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.
For much of the summer, President Barack Obama watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S. military had to act.
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