Airstrikes begin: Should the U.S. intervene with military force against ISIS forces in Iraq?

  • We need to intervene

    Isis is an Islamic terrorist extremist group that loves to terrorize other people and they should be stopped it's not fair to everyone that is being killed or had a family member or a friend killed we need to intervene. We should have kept our troops there! It's the fight for freedom.

  • Yes - we have a duty

    ISIS would not have been able to get a foothold in Iraq if we hadn't withdrawn our troops, and our troops were there in the first place because of our 2003 invasion. Like it or not, we are linked to the fate of Iraq. We should lend our support in combating ISIS. But if you're not convinced, think about the girls and women being raped and forced into sex slavery. ISIS is no ordinary evil; they are a brutal group that should be destroyed and opposed by anyone who can.

  • Obama authorises air strikes on Isis to help Iraqis besieged on mountain

    Describing the threats against stranded Yazidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorised limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.

    “When we face a situation like we do on that mountain, with innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale and we have a mandate to help - in this case a request from the Iraqi government - and when we have unique capabilities to act to avoid a massacre, I believe the United States cannot turn a blind eye,” the president said in a late-night statement from the White House.

    “Earlier this week, one Iraqi said no-one is coming to help. Well, today America is coming to help,” he said.

    The delivery of humanitarian relief, in the form of air drops by US jets, took place after a day of intense debate at the White House over how to respond to an Isis army that has cau

  • yes they should

    I hate to see any of this happening but we have troops there and we need to protect our men. Our commitment to our country it to protect the men that protect us. if there is some one or thing trying to hurt any us citizen that is fighting for our country then intervene by all means.

  • Obama is right

    First of all, think of the alliances for all involved. Start with Sunni vs. Shia and all the dominoes for each side. Think Turkey, Hamas, Israel, Jordan, Iran, and (God forbid) the Mexican Cartels. Think Russian pipeline through Syria. Think tribal loyalties constantly changing. The dominoes would fall = WW3 if we went it alone. Obama is right.

  • No, I don't believe we should.

    I think that if any American's were in danger than we should have pulled them out of Iraq instead of sending more troops back in. I think it's only a matter of time because we have ground troops once more in Iraq. When we pulled soilders out that should have meant forever.

  • No, U.S. should not intervene as it is not its problem to solve every conflict on the earth.

    U.S. should not intervene with this ISIS issue. It actually should stop interfering with lives of foreign people who can think and act by themselves. U.S. has better problems to pay attention domestically, such as economy and health care. Problems of foreign states are their problem and they do not need an overlord. There always will be conflicts and meddling from a third party usually make things more complicated.

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