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White House Asserts Commitment to Iraq, Rejects Criticism

The White House says President Barack Obama wants new military assistance to Iraq provided as quickly as possible, as the Baghdad government faces its most serious extremist threats in years.The aid includes 100 Hellfire missiles, surveillance drones and Apache helicopters. The helicopter deliveries have been blocked for months by U.S. lawmakers skeptical about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's commitment to political reconciliation in his divided homeland. Senate Foreign...

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