As reported by ABC News on Aug. 11, 2014, a visibly gaunt and tired looking Barack Obama made a very brief statement to the press concerning the rapidly degrading situation in Iraq. With the official transcripts available via the White House website also on Aug.11, 2014, the vacationing Obama made mention of the Iraqi constitution while no comments concerning ISIS terrorist militia just a handful of miles from the outskirts of Baghdad.
Despite his vow to never vacation if and when elected to the Oval Office (see video, above), the Chief Executive is spending yet another of his many holiday breaks from Washington, DC. This time at one of his apparent favorite haunts, Massachusetts' uber-expensive and swanky Martha's Vineyard. During his impromptu presser where no questions were allowed, the former lecturer of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago spoke at length in regard to constitutional theory in Iraq while ignoring the immediate threat posed by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) terrorists a short drive from downtown Baghdad.
Both reporting on July 4, 2014, by the Israeli news portal The Debka File and also CNN (via WCSC CBS of Charleston, SC) it was cited that the al-Qaeda-allied terrorists have broken the military stalemate outside the western city of Fallujah, and are now much closer to Baghdad than previously reported. Seemingly ignored by the vast majority of the American media, ISIS terrorists are now possibly just a five minute drive to the northern edges of the sprawling airport.
A mere 25 miles west from Baghdad International Airport, the site of the hard-fought Marine Corps victory over jihadi insurgents in 2004, the city of Fallujah fell to ISIS earlier this year. Yet until recently the lines were static giving at least the outward appearance since last winter that the Iraqi National Army had stopped ISIS in their march on the capital.
As Obama stated in regards to the current situation:
Today, Iraq took a promising step forward in this critical effort. Last month, the Iraqi people named a new President. Today, President Masum named a new Prime Minister designate, Dr. Haider al-Abadi. Under the Iraqi constitution, this is an important step towards forming a new government that can unite Iraq’s different communities.