This is a cartoon by Brian McFadden from the USA.
THE US’ top military commander General Dempsey has broken ranks with President Obama by telling the Senate Armed Services Committee that US troops may become involved in ground attacks against the Islamic State, and that he may recommend it, despite the repeated pledges to the contrary from President Obama: here.
The House passed measures to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS, and the vote moves to the Senate today. And President Obama walked back General Dempsey’s comments about boots on the ground in Iraq. [WSJ]
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday declared that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in the battle against the Islamic State (Isis) group. He flatly rejected the idea after US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Martin Dempsey on Tuesday said that US ground troops may be needed if current efforts to combat Isis fail: here.