Kirk Behind Obama’s Decision to Sent Advisers to Iraq

Kirk Behind Obama’s Decision to Sent Advisers to Iraq

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is changing his tune when it comes to President Obama’s handling of the crisis in Iraq.

Earlier this week, Kirk questioned whether Obama was up to the task of making sure Iraq doesn’t fall under the control of militant groups. Kirk now supports Obama’s move to send in up to 300 military advisers, as well as keeping the option of airstrikes on the table.

“I think the President’s decision was a wise one,” Kirk said, “to use the influence and power of the United States’ air power to make sure Iraq is not a full-blown terrorist entity.”

Kirk says he favors airstrikes, which he believes will be more effective and accurate once there are military personnel in Iraq to direct drones or planes to targets.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Police Investigate Shots Fired at Home


Damage reported to a home.

in Local

Springfield Attorney Becomes Judge


It's now Judge Jennifer Ascher.

in Local

Zopp Wants Chicago Police Superintendent to Resign


U.S. Senate hopeful Andrea Zopp says Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy should step down.

in Local

UPDATED: U of Chicago Reopens Today


Suspect Jabari Dean may have wanted to retaliate for Laquan McDonald shooting

in Local

Judge to State: Pay Insurance for Home Health Care Workers


SEIU Healthcare Illinois took legal action against Gov. Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Leslie Munger earlier this month to force the payments.