Does it get any worse?
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a “diplomatic surge” including talks with US foe Iran, to help stabilize the situation in Iraq.
The Illinois Senator battling Hillary Clinton for his party’s nomination called for more pressure on the Iraqi government to embrace political reconciliation and a regional “diplomatic surge that includes Iran.”
“We should be talking to them as well,” Obama told the top US General in Iraq David Petraeus and US ambassador to Baghdad Ryan Crocker.
“I do not believe we are going to be able to stabilize the situation without that” said Obama, adding that a plan for US troop withdrawals was needed to force Iraqi factions to work together.