President Barrack Obama's low approval ratings are coming amid a time of high-level crisis in the Middle East.
Obama ordered air strikes and relief airdrops for refugees stuck on a mountainside in Northwest Iraq Thursday night. Militants have thousands of natives pinned down. His decision comes with the hope of staving off a looming disaster.
News out of Iraq worsened Friday afternoon. An Iraqi official said hundreds of refugee Yazidi women were taken captive by Islamic State militants.
Massachusetts State Senator Bob Hedlund and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson joined Jim Braude on Broadside to discuss the escalating situation in Iraq.
The two also lend some insight into why Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low.