How President Obama’s Iraq intervention will affect the midterms


By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner

At a fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard Monday, President Obama had a tricky set of arguments to make.

First, he described America’s intervention in Iraq this month as part of its role as the world’s policeman, “the one indispensable nation.” Then he pivoted back to his campaign speech, touting the stronger economy and criticizing congressional Republicans.

Justifying his re-entry in Iraq is possibly the last thing Obama thought he’d be talking about to Democratic supporters during an August fundraiser before a critical midterm election with control of the Senate at stake.

At least so far, though, it is likely to have only an indirect effect on the elections.

at Washington Examiner.