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Pentagon Spokesman Downplays Deteriorating Iraq Situation

Pentagon Spokesman Downplays Deteriorating Iraq Situation

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Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” host Brooke Baldwin asked the Pentagon’s press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby what worried them most about Iraq falling into chaos as al-Qaeda fighters sweep through northern Iraq toward Baghdad.

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Kirby replied that it was “not so much worry,” but more a “sustained focus” on the “threat of extremism,” which he said was “not only in Iraq.”

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