Al Qaeda-affiliated militants have seized control of two cities in Northern Iraq, including Mosul the nation’s second largest and Tikrit, the hometown of Sadaam Hussein. Despite the increased violence, all three network morning shows did their best to downplay or ignore the Obama Administration’s Iraq policy for potentially contributing to the violence.
On Thursday, June 12, ABC, CBS, and NBC all provided extensive coverage on the latest violence on and the danger of the radical Jihadists taking over parts of Iraq. However, the networks downplayed President Obama’s decision to quickly withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. The only reference to the president was to fret that the administration was unclear whether or not to send in military support to aid the Iraqi government. [See video below.]