In June, as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began its takeover of major cities in Iraq, I asked if you believed the United States should get involved. In response, 2,096 out of 3,469 or 60.4% of you said â€˜no.â€™
On August 7th, the President authorized targeted airstrikes against ISIL if they move toward or threaten our personnel in the U.S. consulate in Erbil or the American embassy in Baghdad. The President also called for humanitarian aid for the Iraqi civilians stranded on Mount Sinjar, and authorized military assistance to the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists.
To date, the U.S. military has conducted airdrops of food and water, delivering more than 85,000 meals and more than 20,000 gallons of drinking water, and is continuing airstrikes against ISIL to protect our American diplomats and military personnel in Erbil.
Question of the week: â€‹Do you support the actions taken by the Administration in response to the situation in Iraq?
( ) Yes.
( ) No.
( ) I donâ€™t know.
( ) Other. Share your thoughts on my blog here.
Take the Poll here.
Find the results of last weekâ€™s InstaPoll here.
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