Nightly News   |  November 01, 2013

Iraq’s Prime Minister asks for Obama’s help

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki came to the White House to plead with President Obama for U.S. military and intelligence assistance to put down the violent insurgency that has killed thousands of Iraqis. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> the prime minister of iraq nori al malaki came to the white house to plead for u.s. intelligence and military assistance to put down the violent insurgency that's gotten worse since the u.s. pulled out two years ago. thousands of iraqis have been killed in bombings that have become almost routine and haven't really gone away since the height of the u.s.-led invasion. the president made no promises.