Voices for and against U.S. involvement in Iraq are heard outside the White House, paired with a dramatic reenactment of a bombing in Iraq in which a child is killed. Gavino Garay reports.
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A dramatic reenactment of an Iraqi suicide bombing in which child is killed... outside the White House.
This was an image these Iraqi protesters used to send a message to U.S. President Barack Obama to say that Iraq needs U.S. support.
Protester Anwar Alzaidy says he wants Obama to step in to help stem the recent insurgency in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER ANWAR ALZAIDY SAYING:
"We want to ask the United States and the White House, especially the United States, especially the President Obama -- we need him to help Iraq attack the al Qaeda, attack Taliban. If we don't stop them, they're coming back again to U.S., like in Houston or Boston is what happened. Same people, same bad people. We want to stop them, we don't need them, we want to live with the peace, that's what we need."
But David Barrows, part of separate group of protesters against war in Iraq, says he's tired of seeing the U.S. engaged in the Middle East.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER DAVID BARROWS SAYING:
"I don't want bombing. I'm sick of these bombings. They do absolutely no good. You know, we're bombing in Yemen, we're bombing all over the place. We're killing women and children and men who have nothing to do with war. It really makes me sick."
U.S. President Barack Obama has offered up to 300 U.S. advisers to help the Iraqi government recapture territory seized by ISIL across northern and western Iraq.
He's also said Shi'ite prime minister Nuri al-Maliki government needs to do more to quell sectarian divisions.