Getting Tough With Iraq: White House Calls for Big Changes

John Kerry sent to Iraq to urge unity in the country to avoid more gains by insurgents.
1:13 | 06/23/14

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Transcript for Getting Tough With Iraq: White House Calls for Big Changes
We moved out of the crisis boiling over in Iraq the country unraveling and today the White House taking new steps as they try to avoid a bigger civil war. ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl in Washington bring him to us the latest right now John. Diane secretary of state John Kerry went to Baghdad today where they blunt warning for Iraqi leaders telling them that if they don't get their acts together and former united front right now. With the country's minority groups to fight the terrorists the country could fall apart. US officials believe the biggest problem right now is political not military. -- that Iraqi Government is so unpopular. With the country's Sunni and Kurdish minorities. That they are simply -- willing to join the fight against the militants. That said Diane the military situation is incredibly grim. One out of every three Iraqi divisions is deemed unable to fight and the Iraqi air force has only two airplanes that are capable of firing missiles. And if that's not bad enough. -- are actually out of missile. -- all right Jonathan Karl perilous situation there as we -- in keeping track of it for us thank you John.

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