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In reversal, Obama says he will boost US military support in Iraq
Stars and Stripes ^ | Nov 2, 2013 | By Paul Richter

Posted on 11/02/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Edited on 11/02/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Facing a deadly resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq, President Barack Obama signaled Friday that he will begin increasing U.S. military support for Baghdad after five years of reducing it.

The new U.S. plan represents a remarkable shift for Obama, whose administration trumpeted the 2011 withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Iraq as a major achievement and has since shifted its attention to other regional challenges, such as Syria, Egypt and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaida; bho44; bhodod; bhogwot; defensespending; iraq; military; oif; usmilitary
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1 posted on 11/02/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum; LucyT

Here we go again.


2 posted on 11/02/2013 1:40:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Trying to please his Saudi masters.


3 posted on 11/02/2013 1:41:25 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Will hussein be putting this war on the credit card as he accused W of doing?


4 posted on 11/02/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Recent reports of “world leaders” not liking Obama and his agenda.

Not too hard to figure out.


5 posted on 11/02/2013 1:44:38 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Jet Jaguar

We are fools with much money and little mastery.


6 posted on 11/02/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Will he use this, to get the Consitution changed, so he can be elected for a third term in the White House?


7 posted on 11/02/2013 1:46:55 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The other night on Fox News, Dick Cheney ticked off all the signs that show Obama’s neglect of Iraq for political reasons has undone many of the gains and made the region more dangerous. Obama isn’t going to agree with Cheney any time in this life, but maybe his own people are telling him the same thing. I’m sure Obama will “get to the bottom of it”...


8 posted on 11/02/2013 1:47:18 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A day (well, quite a few days) late, and much more than a few dollars short.

Our effort there now is doomed, and there can be no good outcome ever.

Didn’t Nixon try to keep on fighting the Viet Nam War after Walter Cronkite declared it lost? And didn’t Nixon find himself drummed out of office?


9 posted on 11/02/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by alloysteel (Men may not always be capable of evil, but they are always capable of incompetence.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Maybe he can send in the first gay brigade and see how they work out. I’m sure our Iraqi partners would enjoy working with them, and as a bonus they can teach the Iraqi people the benefits of gayness.


10 posted on 11/02/2013 1:50:49 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Jet Jaguar
0bama never should've retreated from Iraq. We've lost many lives there and surrendering should never have been an option. THIS time though, we need to take their oil as compensation and BUILD A FEW PERMANENT BASES THERE AND NEVER LEAVE.
11 posted on 11/02/2013 1:53:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bush’s fault?
What a dumb ass joke this clown is,


12 posted on 11/02/2013 1:53:52 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Jet Jaguar
Facing a deadly resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq, President Barack Obama signaled Friday that he will begin increasing U.S. military support for Baghdad after five years of reducing it.

Leave before the job is done because of ignorant campaign promises, see bad result predictable to anyone but a liberal, start applying band-aid solutions. The Democratic way.

Anyway, I guess that gives this guy one more thing to despair about.
13 posted on 11/02/2013 1:54:14 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: bigbob

“”I’m sure Obama will “get to the bottom of it”...””

Just as I’m sure there is no one more concerned/angry/frustrated about this than obozo! It’s not true the man broke his promise of being transparent.


14 posted on 11/02/2013 1:58:05 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Jet Jaguar; zot

This was one of the things some of the Army officers I know were saying 3 years ago. That we’d end up having to go back in and fix what could have been prevented from being broken by leaving a residual force.


15 posted on 11/02/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Jet Jaguar

oh great.... maybe he will send them a tech surge /s


16 posted on 11/02/2013 2:03:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama lied, people died.

I hate to say it, but as long as Obama and his stooges are in charge, I’d rather NOT get involved in any more Middle Eastern wars—not even if he decides to fight them on the right side.


17 posted on 11/02/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cementjungle

Yeah lets see how good those gay soldiers perfom in a live combat situation. I recommend using them for front line advancement formations. They like to use incrementalism in advancing political agendas. Lets see how well it works in combat situations...: )


18 posted on 11/02/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama’s incompetence is absolutely unparalleled. How many lives could have been saved were it not for his hubris? He’s the keystone pResident.


19 posted on 11/02/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Putting on my liberal moonbat hat....

obama is beefing up our support to steal more Iraqi oil...isn’t that the reason Bush went in...?

Taking moonbat hat off..


20 posted on 11/02/2013 2:11:50 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Jet Jaguar

The tune “Listen to the Mocking Bird”, which was on at the begining of the old Three Stooges movie shorts is running through my head.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Jet Jaguar

There’s no way I can see Obamafruit agreeing to this unless the alternative was really, really bad. I wonder what we don’t know.


22 posted on 11/02/2013 2:17:28 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: ToastedHead
There’s no way I can see Obamafruit agreeing to this unless the alternative was really, really bad. I wonder what we don’t know.

All of the chemical weapons that were moved to Syria coming back? Who knows. Should be fun to watch the left spin this if true.

23 posted on 11/02/2013 2:37:52 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: TruthBeforeAll

I don’t even think he gives a crap about chemical weapons. The worst thing is they’d be used on our guys, and he surely ain’t gonna risk his lib street cred on that inconvenience.

I wonder which world leader threatened him if he didn’t.


24 posted on 11/02/2013 2:46:39 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: Jet Jaguar

what the Iraqi soldiers need is balls and no one can give them that


25 posted on 11/02/2013 2:54:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sorry. After the surge, there was a window of time to stabilize things. But 0bama wanted credit for stopping a war...and threw a lot of effort/blood and treasure out the window to claim a grand prize. Either he’s listening to Cheney Without acknowledging his own mistake or whether his people are telling him what a CF it has been since he took over, doesn’t much matter. I believe it’s way too late to get this horse back in the barn. But if he does, his first target should be that fat boy from Iran, Moqtada al Sadr. Why that punk was ever left alive is beyond me.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

27 posted on 11/02/2013 3:15:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Excellent post. How great would it b if one day the children and grandchildren of those killed could visit a free and prosperous country? It would almost make them losing their lives worth it, for another man and his family to live in peace and freedom.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 3:22:24 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Maliki requested more support, theoretically to stamp out the Sunni-Shiite conflicts there. It’s plausible that the president of the 57 Islamic states (58, now that the US is included) would want to get involved in Iraq again.


29 posted on 11/02/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: Jet Jaguar

Oh goody! I know are troops are thrilled to hear this-not.


30 posted on 11/02/2013 3:47:09 PM PDT by Himyar
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To: Jet Jaguar
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31 posted on 11/02/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I wonder if he’ll draw a “Red Line?”


32 posted on 11/02/2013 3:55:27 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Jet Jaguar

Give peace a chance...


33 posted on 11/02/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Great link: thanks. Maybe some liberals are getting older and just a fractional bit wiser.


34 posted on 11/02/2013 4:18:59 PM PDT by mbj
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To: USMCPOP

God bless you Pop.


35 posted on 11/02/2013 4:34:35 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: Jet Jaguar
Here we go again.

The lies just keep coming.

36 posted on 11/02/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Isn’t it about time for Iraqis to die in defense of Iraq?????


37 posted on 11/02/2013 4:46:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Isn’t it about time for Iraqis to die in defense of Iraq?????

As I recall that's what the dems were saying when Bush was POTUS. Seems they've changed their alleged minds.

38 posted on 11/02/2013 4:49:23 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Will we see huge anti-war protests like we did under G.W. Bush? Uh, no.


39 posted on 11/02/2013 5:07:02 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: hal ogen

I believe this is material aid in the way of arms and intelligence sharing, etc. rather than personnel.


40 posted on 11/02/2013 6:04:24 PM PDT by Justa
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To: matt1234

I hope the human shields go back there.


41 posted on 11/02/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Spirochete

Wrong masters.. if you want to say he’s on the side of Shiites from Iran that’s one thing, but he wouldn’t be on the side of the Saudi’s if he’s going back into Iraq and he’s been on the wrong side of the Saudi’s with his backing down in Syria too.


42 posted on 11/02/2013 7:07:51 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: GreyFriar

This looks like another way to bleed the U.S. military.


43 posted on 11/02/2013 7:19:41 PM PDT by zot
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To: Jet Jaguar

He was against it, before he was for it?


44 posted on 11/02/2013 8:14:09 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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45 posted on 11/02/2013 8:22:17 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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He’s a dingleberry on Abdullah’s .......


46 posted on 11/02/2013 8:28:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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In reversal, Obama says he will boost US military support in Iraq

"Here we go again."

Thanks, Jet Jaguar and Nachum.

47 posted on 11/02/2013 8:29:08 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don’t know what’s going on.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

What reversal? He’s always up for an endeavor that’s got something in it for him. Somewhere, somehow he’ll benefit from it. He cut a deal with Maliki. Remember, Iraq is where billions of dollars were “disappeared”. What opportunist could pass that up?


48 posted on 11/02/2013 8:31:24 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Jet Jaguar
Sun Tzu the boy ain't...
49 posted on 11/02/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jet Jaguar

When one president gets a declaration of war from congress, how long is the declaration valid? When is the war officially over? Does a later president need a new declaration?


50 posted on 11/02/2013 9:33:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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