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Boehner, Carney and Dempsey weigh in on Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama and top Congressional leaders are looking into the possible options for dealing with an insurgent uprising in Iraq over the past week. The extremist group ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has seized major cities in a swift move against the Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. ARMY GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY SAYING: "It is in our national security interest to counter ISIL wherever we find them." White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated what Obama has said in the past. SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN JAY CARNEY SAYING: "We continue to have an important assistance relationship with Iraq and we always in a situation like this continue to be focused on our national security interests of the United States and our people and our allies but ultimately the Iraqi people have to decide their f

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