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Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
Reuters ^ | 6-16-2014 | Reuters

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: baghdad; deployment; europeanunion; fail; iran; iraq; iraqcrisis; isis; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; nato; obama; russia; syria; troops; turkey; usembassy; waronterror; warpowersact
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
NBC announced what they would be doing.
Typical MSM treason again.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 3:48:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: tcrlaf

It’s a Surge! A SURGE, I tellya! BTT


3 posted on 06/16/2014 3:49:02 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: tcrlaf

Gosh. Has his approval rating moved yet? No? Deploy more troops.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 3:49:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: tcrlaf

DESERT GUYS!

DON’T GO!!

I can’t imagine any court martials on them in THIS situation.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: tcrlaf

But wait...Less than 24 hours ago, he said no boots on the ground.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

A day late and a dollar short ...


7 posted on 06/16/2014 3:50:32 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: tcrlaf

The pResident said he was notifying Congress under the War Powers Resolution.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 3:50:37 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: tcrlaf

Combat air controllers?


9 posted on 06/16/2014 3:50:57 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Sacajaweau

That told you, right there, that troops would be going. He can’t help himself. He just can’t tell the truth.


10 posted on 06/16/2014 3:51:17 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: tcrlaf

Sounds like Susan Rice picked the number. It makes so much sense.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 3:51:27 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: tcrlaf
Damn! I am impressed — NOT by Barack’s resolve. What a steaming pile of do-do.
12 posted on 06/16/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: tcrlaf

lyng king has spoken.

So be it.

For now.

“Who is up?”


13 posted on 06/16/2014 3:52:04 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: tcrlaf

Ummmm......

Doesn’t he have to run these things by congress first according to the constitut-———

Wait.

Nevermind.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“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?


15 posted on 06/16/2014 3:52:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Sacajaweau

If you like your no boots on the ground, you can keep your no boots on the ground. Period.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 3:52:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“I can’t 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.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 3:54:03 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: tcrlaf

FUBO ... ten thousand on stand-by and you send 250?.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

“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!


19 posted on 06/16/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I doubt they will be given bullets or sharp instruments of war either.

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.

20 posted on 06/16/2014 3:56:20 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Sacajaweau
But wait...Less than 24 hours ago, he said no boots on the ground.

Per general orders, they'll be wearing loafers. So....

21 posted on 06/16/2014 3:57:11 PM PDT by keat
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To: tcrlaf

Troops off the table, eh?


22 posted on 06/16/2014 3:57:11 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tcrlaf

Get our people out then let them kill each other. If the winner poses a threat to us, carpet bomb them.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: mark3681

You are right.

Obama is just EVIL.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 3:58:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: umgud
carpet bomb them

Red in the carpet sounds GREAT to me.

25 posted on 06/16/2014 3:59:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mark3681

275 sounds very Thermopylaen, doesn’t it?


26 posted on 06/16/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Timber Rattler

He was against boots on the ground before he approved boots on the ground.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 4:00:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mark3681

“ten thousand on stand-by and you send 250”

That’s all the imposter needs to negotiate away the rest of the GITMO detainees.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 4:00:37 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: tcrlaf
What are their rules of engagement?

ESAD?

29 posted on 06/16/2014 4:00:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: MaxMax

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.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: tcrlaf

Why so many???


31 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tcrlaf

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.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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America and Why I Love Her ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ZGz7h0epU


33 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All

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 administration’s 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.”


34 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

“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.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:04 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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How many will be White?


36 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:41 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: I cannot think of a name
unleash the dogs

Amen!

37 posted on 06/16/2014 4:06:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Sacajaweau
But wait...Less than 24 hours ago, he said no boots on the ground.

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.

38 posted on 06/16/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT by hockeyfan44 (No more RINOS!!!)
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To: tcrlaf; All

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.
http://iraq.usembassy.gov/em-06162014.html

Americans in Iraq, not connected to State, are ON THIER OWN....


39 posted on 06/16/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

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?


40 posted on 06/16/2014 4:07:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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41 posted on 06/16/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: tcrlaf; All
In a separate announcement, the President announced that the 275 troops would be returning to the U.S. on June 30th.
42 posted on 06/16/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by keat
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To: BenLurkin

(That was great!!)

43 posted on 06/16/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: combat_boots

“Spartaaaaaans? What is YOUR profession?”


44 posted on 06/16/2014 4:08:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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John Wayne on liberals ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btvSE6tVHzQ ... What would John Wayne do?


45 posted on 06/16/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tcrlaf; All

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!!!


46 posted on 06/16/2014 4:09:37 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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I doubt they will be given bullets or sharp instruments of war either.

Will they be wearing blue helmets?

47 posted on 06/16/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: tcrlaf

That’s what I was thinking...I missed this post before my last one...


48 posted on 06/16/2014 4:10:26 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: 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

Could result in 275 hostages

49 posted on 06/16/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: hockeyfan44

So we can manipulate the regime’s foreign policy by determining which scandal gets the greatest attention?


50 posted on 06/16/2014 4:11:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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