Iraq 2.0: A-OK given for US airstrikes against al Qaeda in Iraq

by The Daily Lede

  • Iraq has privately signaled to the Obama administration that it would allow the use of drones or manned airstrikes against al Qaeda fighters in Iraq
  • Officials have declined to say whether they favor a strike with drones or manned aircraft, but the administration is considering a number of options including the possibility of providing “kinetic support” for the Iraqi military