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Infographic: Obama sends more troops to Baghdad
Troops to Baghdad
Obama sends more troops to Baghdad - photo by Graphic News

In an effort to protect a system the United States spent years trying to help develop, President Barack Obama has ordered 300 troops to Iraq, bringing the total U.S. forces to 800. The accompanying infographic shows other recent events that have raised the stakes in the Middle Eastern country.

But despite the global economic ramifications of an impending takeover by terrorist militants, not everyone is on board. According to the Huffington Post, Montana senator John Walsh is among Democrats who are questioning whether it’s time for the U.S. to decide whether it’s time to leave the Iraqi people to take care of themselves.