Why we’re bombing Iraq and Syria: Statement by Barack Obama and David Cameron clears up any confusion
As told to Audrey Bailey.
You may be confused about why we are bombing Iraq and Syria. So we will make ourselves very clear.
We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS.
We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS has been supported by Saudi Arabia, whom we do like, and Saudi Arabia is now supporting us in bombing ISIS.
We don’t like President Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but not ISIS, which is also fighting against him.
We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government against ISIS.
So some of our friends support our enemies and some of our enemies are our friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies whom we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.
If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less.
And all this was started by us invading Iraq to drive out terrorists who weren’t there until we went to drive them out.
We hope you now understand.
Source: Stop The War Coalition