Another Iraq Question for Hillary Clinton

AP

After nearly a month of not taking a single question from the press, Hillary Clinton finally made herself available for a brief five minutes on Tuesday in Iowa and took some questions including whether she thought the United States was “better off without Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq.”

Iraqi Forces Say They Repulse Islamist Attack Near Ramadi

An Iraqi Sunni displaced woman, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, is seen at the outskirts of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces said they fought off an overnight attack by Islamic State militants near the city of Ramadi, which the insurgents overran at the weekend in the most significant setback for the government in a year.

Almost 25,000 Fled IS Attack on Ramadi in Iraq

Displaced Sunni people fleeing the violence in the city of Ramadi arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad

GENEVA (Reuters) – Close to 25,000 people fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after it was attacked by Islamic State militants and most of them headed toward Baghdad, the United Nations said on Monday.

Iraq Must Own Difficult Fight to Reclaim Ramadi

A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in the city of Ramadi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will support Iraq’s difficult fight to reclaim lost territory in Ramadi and elsewhere, but the battlefield setback has not prompted consideration of deploying U.S. ground combat forces, U.S. military and civilian officials told Reuters on Monday.