Obama will decide what, if anything to do about Iraq sooner or later:
Obama Says He Will Decide on Military Support for Iraq in ‘Days Ahead’
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday that he would make a decision “in the days ahead” about whether to use American military power to help the besieged Iraqi government stave off collapse at the hands of Islamist insurgents, but he ruled out using ground forces.
“This poses a danger to Iraq and its people and, given the nature of these terrorists, it could pose a threat eventually to American interests as well,” Mr. Obama said of the offensive now threatening Baghdad. “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options.”
The president cautioned against expecting quick action, saying the planning would take “several days” to make sure any airstrikes were effective.
Planning those airstrikes is tricky because they are going after moving targets. Moving toward Baghdad, at last report.
While we wait the Defense and State Departments have rallied the #HashtagArmy:
And he can escalate those hashtags all day, subject only to his tee times.
FULL DISCLOSURE: Yes, I'm #Shameless.
MORE: We hear from Baghdad Barry, via Hit and Run: