June 18 - U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders at the White House to consider his options in Iraq. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama invited Congressional leaders to talks at the White House on Wednesday (June 18) to consider his options in Iraq. Obama, under fire at home by critics who say he did too little to shore up Iraq since withdrawing U.S. troops in 2011, is considering options including air strikes, following an insurgency by Sunni militants. He has sent a small number of U.S. forces to guard the U.S. embassy, but has ruled out redeploying troops following their 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.