This tidbit from the D-brief by Gordon Lubold is evidence Obama just doesn’t get get this, the NATO countries aren’t going to help in Iraq because they were asked by Obama, they’re doing it because Sharia law is a threat to their Democracies (as it it ours) and they have finally recognized that fact.
Too bad out president hasn’t.
NATO is set to jump into the war against the Islamic State in Iraq. In three weeks at the Warsaw summit, alliance leaders are expected to formally agree to send trainers and other help into Iraq to join the U.S.-led counter-ISIS coalition. NATO is already sending planning teams to Tampa to sync up with U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command leaders there, according to a senior NATO diplomat who spoke anonymously on Wednesday to U.S. reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Brussels. And last week the alliance sent a survey team to Baghdad to scope out the situation. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally asked for NATO’s help, including a request to train Iraqi forces inside Iraq, instead of Jordan.