State department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf tweeted Tuesday night that the president has authorized, at the request of the State Department, an additional 350 military personnel to be deployed “to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.”
That was tweet (2/2), but it would seem no Obama administration statement is complete without the standard disclaimer.
— BT (@back_ttys) September 3, 2014
— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 3, 2014
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) September 3, 2014
Like she said, “to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.” Sounds kind of dangerous to us.