Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?

August 22, 2014 11:57 AM

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A year after his "red line" was crossed in the deadly chemical attack against Syrian rebels and civilians -- including hundreds of children -- allegedly by Syrian government forces, President Obama finds himself in the awkward position of being on the same side as the Assad regime in the fight to keep Islamic State militants from gaining more ground in Iraq.

Since Aug. 8, U.S. drones and fighter jets have launched 90 strikes across Iraq, most recently hitting additional targets in the area of the vital Mosul Dam. The administration continues to describe the strikes as part of a limited mission -- but it's a mission, some analysts say, that has the U.S. ...

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