McClatchy quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on revisiting US policy of noncooperation with Iran in countering ISIS in Iraq:

Fayad Itani, an expert with the Atlantic Council, said that Obama also may have to reconsider his rejection of cooperating with the Iranian-backed Shiite militias as they remain far more capable than the Iraqi army.

“It won’t be a strategic shift,” Itani said. “Obama’s options will be escalating airstrikes, augmenting an indirect support role with the Iraqi government and having to revisit our tolerance of the Iranian and Shiite militia roles.”

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