Quote from BBC News: This means that the US – which has also sent aircraft to Iraq – is operating alongside Iran in this conflict.
The US has deployed drones and helicopters to Iraq and is actively gathering intelligence on the advance by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis). Washington is also supplying Iraq’s existing air force with Hellfire missiles.
In this case adversity has made for strange bed-fellows.
As reported earlier this year, the US and Iran had a good working relationship in the days following Sept. 11. Al Qaeda and the Taliban were a mutual foe but the Axis of Evil SOTU speech of 2003 killed that operational cooperation and led to far right leadership taking over in the next election. Ten years later we find ourselves back together again, kinda.