Sanders Statement on Iraq

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 13 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on efforts to assist Yazidi refugees in Iraq:

“The United States is not the only country on Earth with an air force. While I support President Obama’s decision to use airstrikes to protect the lives of thousands of innocent people of the Yazidi minority, the U.S. should not have to act alone militarily in this crisis.  ISIS is a danger to the entire region and to the world.  The international community must work with the U.S.”