President Obama authorized air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and the U-S bombed artillery that fired on U-S personnel and Kurdish fighters. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns says that decision came as no surprise.
Senator Johanns says when U-S forces were pulled nearly three years ago the terrorists didn’t go away. He says it was clear to everyone this day would arrive. He says leaving and coming back over and over again will not work for the long term. He says while a massive force isn’t needed a significant force is.
Senator Johanns says this is a very strategic part of the world and it presents ongoing threats to the U-S and other parts of the world and we have an interest in providing stability.