He said he would commit to training iraqi security forces only if the iraqi government engaged in political reconciliation and did not employ the iraqi army and the police for sectarian purposes. Obama made clear that forging a new relationship with iran would be a major element of a broad effort to stabilize iraq as he executed a speedy timetable for the withdrawal of american combat troops. Obama a first term senator from illinois.
“The trainers are going to have to be provided with missions that don’t put them in vulnerable situations” he said.
Mr. “Part of what my goal is is that the trainers are not constantly embedded in combat operations.