US puts onus for fighting ISIS on Iraqis

“The United States is not going to be responsible for securing the security situation inside of Iraq,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced Thursday.  “It is up to the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State,” he said. “Our strategy is to support the Iraqi security forces……back them on the battlefield with coalition military air power as they take the fight to ISIL in their own country.” DEBKAfile: Washington knows that the Iraqi government and army are no longer fully functional and so security will fall to the Shiite militias which are busier fighting amongst each other than fighting ISIS. 

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