Obama Defends Iraq Airstrikes, Fires Back at Critics

August 10, 2014 5:38 AM

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Obama Defends Iraq Airstrikes, Fires Back at Critics

President Obama warned Americans today to prepare for a prolonged military fight over the skies of Iraq, striking a defensive and defiant tone over the need to reengage in a war he tried ending nearly three years ago.

"I don't think we're going to solve this problem in weeks," Obama said, speaking at the White House moments before leaving for a summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. "This is going to be a long-term project."

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