Violence rises in Iraq as Obama policies are taking shape.
By Nancy A. Youssef and Sahar Issa of McClatchy Newspapers
As the U.S. military begins to shift its focus to a new battle against extremists in Afghanistan, a recent spike in violence in Iraq has some military commanders worried that their Afghan strategy could falter with the need to keep a large force in Iraq to quell the mayhem there.
Since this weekend, there have been at least 20 attacks, including a bombing on the outskirts of western Baghdad Tuesday that killed at least 33 people and injured another 57. Also Tuesday, at least four people were killed in several attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Attackers have used motorcycle bombs, mortar attacks, Katyusha rockets and gunfire.
The recent increase in violence comes just as President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would withdraw most of its forces over the next 19 months, saying that 12,000 of the 140,000 now there would leave by the end of this year.
Obama apoligizes for the United States
Obama bowed before Muslims by apologizing for the U.S. dictating policy around the globe, while ignoring that the U.S. is the world's greatest power.
President Obama bows to Saudi King
President Obama absolutely bowed the Saudi King. The White House sent out a ridiculous lie that he was just shaking hands with both hands. However the video is quite clear. He came up to the King, bowed low and grabbed the King's hand and shook it. He continued to hold the hand and moved closer and spoke with the King while again shaking his hand. I watched 2 Muslim women talk about it on TV. Both said in his bowing, he is telling the Muslims that he is subservient to them, and since the Saudi's King rules that women are subservient, then Obama agrees and submits that he to believes women are subservient. Why aren't womens groups up in arms about this?