Iraqi leaders had their own objectives, which ran contrary to US national security.
Believers in democracy and human rights should give the Kurds a standing ovation.
Make no mistake about it, Obama is conducting a "robust" foreign policy.
Democracy support serves US interests and extends US influence in the world.
The House Foreign Affairs chief said the U.S. has not moved "decisively to arm" the Kurds.
The Iraqi prime minister called holding onto his job "an ethical and patriotic duty."
"That seems a strange word to use,” a spokeswoman said.
Kerry said the United States fully supports Iraqi President Fouad Massoum.
There's been a brief break in the storm clouds over Baghdad and Kabul this week.
The former British prime minister pointed to two factors fueling the chaos in Iraq.
"I will never give up on my candidacy for the post of prime minister," Nouri al-Maliki said.
How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?
What is frightening is another Bush presidency that leads to more counterinsurgency wars.
The president expressed confidence in Haider al-Abadi to lead Iraq's fight against ISIS.
Gen. Odierno said forces "capable of going in and rooting them out" were needed.
Some argue that the Syrian regime is preferable to ISIS. But preferable for whom, and why?
His decision clears the way for Haider al-Abadi, who has support from the White House.
A regime is only synonymous with the current political leadership in an authoritarian state.
Incumbent Nouri al-Maliki is insisting that he should remain in power.
Partitioning Iraq is a formula for more war, for decades to come.
What happened in Iraq should not have been a surprise.
The Democrat said both administrations put too much confidence in the prime minister.
Early efforts at a new coalition in Baghdad have been unsuccessful.
Most of the legislature's 328 members didn't return after a short break.