Louisiana congressional members support Iraqi air strikes, but GOP members criticize Obama

  // Friday, 22 August 2014 06:54 //

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana congressional members are generally supportive of the resumption of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain territory lost

to the radical Islamic State.

Most said they agree with President Barack Obama's decision not to commit ground troops, though Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden said they might be needed to defeat the Islamic radicals. But Fleming said he'd only support restoring U.S. ground troops to Iraq if the president presented

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