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If successful, the ongoing Sunni insurgency in Iraq will provide a safe haven for terrorists to plan attacks on Europe and the U.S.

Our political leaders in Washington are searching for answers to stop this insurgency with no mention of asking our European allies to help. Republican congressional leaders have unfairly criticized President Obama for the deteriorating relationship with our European allies. It's time these same Republican legislators start criticizing European allies for not being willing to help us help them provide security for all European nations, which was the reason why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed many years ago.

Jerry Goerger  •  St. Louis County