How is it possible to be this blinded by ideology that insists Iraq was the "bad war?"
Obama officials have publicly claimed that Iraq requested air support only in May of this year, after Islamic State had already taken Fallujah and was marching on Mosul. That is untrue. And it is Royce’s version of events that is borne out by the public record. On Aug. 17, 2013, in a little-noticed story entitled “Iraq Open to U.S. Drone Strikes on Terrorists,” Bloomberg News reported that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari was in Washington “seeking U.S. advisers, air surveillance or even drone strikes” and that “the top Iraqi diplomat’s comments are the first time he has publicly raised the possibility of working with the U.S. on anti-terrorist drone strikes.”
Seriously? The Obama administration is willing to kill terrorists via drone everwhere except Iraq?
Clearly, the Obama administration retrospectively knows they screwed up since they admit--contrary to the paper trail--that the Iraqi requests came much later.
But hey, at least General Motors is alive. They'd have to be alive to recall seemingly every car model they've ever produced.