House leader: US should help Iraq
The leader of the US House of Representatives says the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battle against al-Qaida militants. But he also says US troops should not be sent back there now.


Republican Speaker John Boehner told reporters Thursday that President Barack Obama must get more involved in helping Iraq fight terrorist groups. He said progress the US made there before withdrawing its troops is being threatened, and has been reversed in Fallujah, where al-Qaida-linked moderates have seized control. (AP)