White House Won't Confirm Reports Of Possible Emergency Airdrops In Iraq
Aug. 07, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is not confirming reports that the U.S. military is considering making emergency airdrops to Iraqis who are trapped atop a mountain.
Earnest said the U.S. is actively consulting with Iraqi officials on the crisis. He insisted that he could not rule anything in or out. Pressed about possible U.S. airstrikes, Earnest said there can be no military solution to the situation in Iraq. He repeated a call to Iraq's leaders to take steps to create a more inclusive government. Meantime, Earnest said President Obama is getting regular briefings on Iraq from his national security staff.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says there are problems in Iraq with its people.