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June 24, 2014

Kurdish Prime Minister: I Told Washington That ISIS Was Preparing for a Major Offensive and Offered to Conduct a Joint Operation with Baghdad Against Them But Obama Never Got Back To Me

No, really, the White House just never responded.

The prime minister of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, says he warned Baghdad and the United States months ago about the threat ISIS posed to Iraq and the groupís plan to launch an insurgency across Iraq. The Kurds even offered to participate in a joint military operation with Baghdad against the jihadists.

Washington didn't respond--a claim that will fuel Republican charges that the Obama administration has been dangerously disengaged from the Middle East. Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki dismissed the warnings, saying everything was under control.

The Kurds' intelligence head, Lahur Talabani, says he handed Washington and London detailed reports about the unfolding threat. The warnings "fell on deaf ears," he says.

When Hillary released her 3 a.m. call ad, she could have never predicted that a President Obama would just refuse to take the call and go back to sleep.


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