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Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson weighs in on turmoil in Iraq

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Lisbon, June 15, 2014 | comments
Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson is weighing in on his concerns over the latest developments in Iraq.
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Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson weighs in on turmoil in Iraq
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Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson is weighing in on his concerns over the latest developments in Iraq.

A fast-moving insurgency already has taken over several key cities in Iraq raising fears the country is slipping back into sectarian chaos following the U.S. withdrawal.

Johnson worries that America is losing its global stature. “I mean these groups ought to be afraid of America's power and, today, unfortunately our friends and allies don't trust us and our enemies don't respect us because we've been taking a backseat and that's not the American way,” Johnson said.

President Obama says the U.S. won't send troops back into Iraq, but he is reviewing a range of other options with his national security team.

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