Skip to comments.Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
Posted on 06/16/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf
President Barack Obama told Congress on Monday the United States was deploying up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the country's embassy in Baghdad after militants seized control of the north of the country.
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It’s a Surge! A SURGE, I tellya! BTT
Gosh. Has his approval rating moved yet? No? Deploy more troops.
I can’t imagine any court martials on them in THIS situation.
But wait...Less than 24 hours ago, he said no boots on the ground.
A day late and a dollar short ...
The pResident said he was notifying Congress under the War Powers Resolution.
Combat air controllers?
That told you, right there, that troops would be going. He can’t help himself. He just can’t tell the truth.
Sounds like Susan Rice picked the number. It makes so much sense.
lyng king has spoken.
So be it.
“Who is up?”
Doesn’t he have to run these things by congress first according to the constitut-———
“But wait...Less than 24 hours ago, he said no boots on the ground.”
You have remembered an inconvenient Obama truth. You must be a racist that hates the idea of a black president, right?
If you like your no boots on the ground, you can keep your no boots on the ground. Period.
“I cant imagine any court martials on them in THIS situation.”
I can’t either. But, you know they will go. They are Americans, and they know there are other Americans in harms way. Zero knows this too. All we can do now is pray for their safety.
FUBO ... ten thousand on stand-by and you send 250?.
“FUBO ... ten thousand on stand-by and you send 250?.”
It would be really something if those 10,000 decided to mobilize on their own! Shock and Awe!
If you are going into this SH-hole you do it right, No ROE! And 250 will be laughed at. What an embarrassment from a
Community Organizer -n- Chief playing general.
Maybe he'll just send in the Gays to fly the rainbow flag.
Per general orders, they'll be wearing loafers. So....
Troops off the table, eh?
Get our people out then let them kill each other. If the winner poses a threat to us, carpet bomb them.
You are right.
Obama is just EVIL.
Red in the carpet sounds GREAT to me.
275 sounds very Thermopylaen, doesn’t it?
He was against boots on the ground before he approved boots on the ground.
“ten thousand on stand-by and you send 250”
That’s all the imposter needs to negotiate away the rest of the GITMO detainees.
He should send his Sec of State and his national security Advisor...Kerry and Rice should go, and take Biden along.
After all, this administration is so big on “negotiations”.
Besides Kerry is a War hero( did you know he was wounded in Vietnam???!!)
Let Kerry do a Paris Peace Treaty redux in Baghdad.
Why so many???
The embassy in Iraq is on a 101 acre compound. He should be sending in 1000 Marines but you can always count on Obozo to do half measures in security.
America and Why I Love Her ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ZGz7h0epU
WHY Obama is sending troops after saying he wouldn’t:
“The CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday indicates only 37% are satisfied with the administrations response to the September 2012 assault that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya.
Sixty-one percent of Americans surveyed think the administration has generally been dishonest in providing information about Benghazi in the aftermath of the attack.
That may be one reason why overall dissatisfaction with the White House has gone from 50% in 2012 to 60% now, said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.”
“275 military personnel”
Too few to make a difference, way too many to die.
I am so sick of this kind of crap. Stay out or unleash the dogs. The generation that fought World War II were the last ones with their heads screwed on straight.
Damm I wish their spirit was still with us.
How many will be White?
YUP! And the IRS official said he had all the emails!
This phony administration one ups itself each day with corruption.
I thought Jay Carney was the worst spokesman in US History, well his replacement is worse!
But as I've said so many times the cowards in Congress under the RINO leadership will not do a thing. 6 years after this thug started destroying the nation they are still afraid of being called "racists" by ANSWER, Daily Kos, NY Slimes and the other left wing mafia organizations.
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Announcement of Relocation of U.S. Embassy Staff
U.S. citizens living and working in Iraq should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks. Those who remain should prepare to depart at short notice.
This includes ensuring that travel documents for all family members are available and up to date. U.S. citizens with valid passports and foreign dependents with valid passports or visas should not/not contact the Embassy for travel arrangements. Rather, they should make their own arrangements directly with transportation companies or travel agents.
The ability of the U.S. Embassy to provide consular services to U.S. citizens throughout Iraq, including Baghdad, is particularly limited given the security environment. U.S. citizens should be aware that the Embassy does not offer protection services to individuals who feel unsafe.
Americans in Iraq, not connected to State, are ON THIER OWN....
Sounds like he’s really confident in American forces. 275 Marines against 12000 jihadis. That sounds about even. Do the Marines at least get air support?
(That was great!!)
“Spartaaaaaans? What is YOUR profession?”
John Wayne on liberals ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btvSE6tVHzQ ... What would John Wayne do?
Well shoot...If he’d have rounded the nuber up to 300, you’d have some interesting puns to talk about...
Leonidas and his 300 Spartans in he battle of Thermopylae...
Nahhhhhh, it wouldn’t be that dramatic or as noble a cause...
Especially the asshat who is giving the orders to deploy...
You don’t want to know what my wife just said now about this from Obama...A bunch of [expletive deleted]!!!
I was in the Navy, and just damn, I never cussed THAT much!!! Geesh!!!
Will they be wearing blue helmets?
That’s what I was thinking...I missed this post before my last one...
Could result in 275 hostages
So we can manipulate the regime’s foreign policy by determining which scandal gets the greatest attention?