There is a real danger for the White House right now because despite good intentions there is a risk of the US being sucked into not one but two civil wars: the Islamic State is at the heart of conflicts in both Iraq and Syria.
Will the US just try to stall the IS advance or try to decapitate the terrorist group, using armed drones to go after al-Baghdadi, the IS leader?
Barack Obama is now the fourth consecutive US president asking his forces to go to war in Iraq.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.