The State Department announced this morning that all non-emergency WHOA: U.S. orders non-emergency personnel out of Iraqgovernment employees from the embassy in Bagdad and consulate in Ebril, Iraq have been ordered to leave Iraq as soon as possible:

Notice from the State Dept.:

Emploees are being told to leave by commercial aircraft as soon as possible:

Actions to Take:

  • Depart Iraq by commercial transportation as soon as possible
  • Avoid U.S. facilities within Iraq
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Review personal security plans
  • Remain aware of surroundings
  • Review the complete Travel Advisory for Iraq
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas

This move comes among increasing tensions with Iran:

Dems were accusing the president of trying to provoke Iran into war even before the announcement on removing personnel from Iraq:

And from Ilhan Omar:

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