2014-08-10T153631Z_1_LYNXMPEA7909N_RTROPTP_2_USA-OBAMA

U.S. presses Iraq strikes and removes staff as Republicans criticize 'ineffective' Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he steps from Air Force One upon his arrival at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in MassachusettsBy Missy Ryan and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States conducted a new round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq on Sunday and moved some U.S. diplomats out of its consulate in Arbil as Republicans slammed President Barack Obama’s intervention as ineffective. Republican Representative Peter King of New York, echoing other critics of Obama’s policy in Iraq, criticized Obama for insisting he will not send U.S. ground troops to combat the militants, adding the United States has been too timid so far.

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