Veteran Reacts To Recent Turmoil In Iraq

WAYNESBORO, Va -- The ongoing turmoil in Iraq has many people there and here in the valley worried about the future of country.

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, have swiftly made their way through northern Iraq, taking control of a vast area of the country and now threatening the capital of Baghdad.

The ISIS fighters have a long track record of brutality so bad that even Al Qaeda has distanced itself.

Their goal is to establish a strict Islamic state in the region.

An Iraq war veteran who served during the troop surge says he feels like he did so much work for nothing.

"It makes me angry really, a lot of good men not only sacrificed their lives, but the ones who weren't killed sacrificed a lot, I missed my kid's first year of school," says Jim Wood, who is a veteran, "right now, my heart breaks for the families of the fallen because it's just like everything we did was for nothing."

The president said that the U.S. will do their part but it is up to the Iraqis to solve their own problems. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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