Foreign policy crisis intrude on Obama vacations
by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent
August 11, 2014 04:25 PM | 1241 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking about the situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama stated the obvious: “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.” The confluence of swiftly moving overseas matters comes at a time when the American public’s views on Obama’s foreign policy have been souring, turning what was once seen as his strength into a potential liability. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking about the situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama stated the obvious: “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.” The confluence of swiftly moving overseas matters comes at a time when the American public’s views on Obama’s foreign policy have been souring, turning what was once seen as his strength into a potential liability. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning to speak about the latest political developments in Iraq later this afternoon.

The White House said he would begin speaking at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The crisis in Iraq comes as Obama is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. He was already expected to address the situation in Iraq during a Democratic fundraiser on the island Monday night.

The U.S. military launched airstrikes against militant targets in Iraq for the fourth day in a row. Also, Iraq's new president has announced a new nominee for prime minister — a move that marked a snub for incumbent Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee).



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