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Obama to Make Case for Sending Special Forces to Iraq (Now wants 'boots on the ground')
CBS News ^ | 9:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Major Garrett

Posted on 06/17/2014 6:23:07 PM PDT by kristinn

President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked congressional leaders to meet with him Wednesday as he considers his options in Iraq.

Administration officials tell us the president will make the case for sending a limited number of special forces troops to Iraq.

The president had insisted he did not want to put boots on the ground in the newly flaring conflict but now believes special forces are necessary to develop better intelligence on the Sunni insurgents should airstrikes be ordered.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; obama; specialforces
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 6:23:07 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The special forces need to tell him to **** off and go do it himself. If he can kill Osama, surely the ISIS shouldn’t be any problem for him. Barry is an “action hero”.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kristinn

And of course nobody, not even the MSM saw this coming.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 6:25:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: kristinn

He was against it before he was for it.

It’s all good.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 6:25:26 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: kristinn

He wants to kill off all our best warriors before the coup.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: kristinn

Hell no!!! Let all those ragheads fight their own battles ... no more sacrificing our troops for a people who hate us and only want us to save their sorry butts again.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 6:27:20 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kristinn
And he will send just a few so they will get killed.

These bad decisions are from a man who deeply wants to destroy this fine country.

Too few people see this as a problem. Where are our Patriots?

7 posted on 06/17/2014 6:28:53 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: kristinn
The only thing that needs to be done is to order all our people out and to blow to kingdom come any and all assets left behind.

The destruction of American assets will send a message to these crazy islamics that we do mean business and we are NOT afraid to deny them anything and everything! Forward is not the direction we should be moving in ...it is a strategic retreat at the present time that is warranted.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 6:31:34 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: kristinn

Why don’t he tell the Pentagon to send some of their “openly gay” guys. It’s Miller Time for the Special Forces. They did their job.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 6:32:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kristinn

of the few, so much is asked by the so unworthy


10 posted on 06/17/2014 6:34:08 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

agree

It’s time for the first transgender spec ops unit to make a stand


11 posted on 06/17/2014 6:35:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: kristinn

How do we know he’s not sending our guys over there as his targets?


12 posted on 06/17/2014 6:36:24 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: kristinn

I thought Lurch said Iran was going to take care of it for us.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: kristinn

But didn’t he just make the case for taking boots off the ground? He’s like a weather vane, yet the media dutifully reports this without any reference to the dozens of contradictory policies he “made the case for” before this one.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 6:38:10 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: kristinn


15 posted on 06/17/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: doc1019

Yeah, I mean, now Obama is just wasting time, money and people. Obama flailing around like a fish out of water is just going to get Americans killed without any valid purpose.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 6:42:50 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, send our new Rainbow Corpse.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Iron Munro

Says it all.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t think that another American Serviceman/woman should shed their blood over there. Of course, I have no say so either way about what happens. There are some that are extremely eager to shed the blood of others over there. Of course, them and theirs are safe and comfortable in their air conditioned mansions and attending their coke parties.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 6:48:00 PM PDT by sport
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To: kristinn

Or is his goal to kill them off? So far he’s done nothing, but get our heroes killed.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 6:52:41 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Please do not allow our soldiers to go into battle under this administration. They will end up in deadly bloody battles we have not seen the like of in decades. All the decent top brass have been purged from their ranks and the idiot on the hill does not have a clue.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by formosa
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To: silverleaf

Just like all black units in history, let them prove themselves.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 6:55:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: fhayek
Obama flailing around like a fish out of water is just going to get Americans killed without any valid purpose.

"Yeah, but only about 25 million."


23 posted on 06/17/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Maybe they are all on hovercraft. No “boots on the ground”. Somebody arrest the Clown Prince. Please.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 7:04:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sport
There are some that are extremely eager to shed the blood of others


25 posted on 06/17/2014 7:12:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: kristinn

This Iraqi army is no different than Saddam’s was. I’d say the ISIL has a good chance of taking Bagdad after a sharp fight with the Shia militia. The army will be long gone.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: FixitGuy

>> And he will send just a few so they will get killed.

A measure of accomplishment for the jackass.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 7:13:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: fhayek

Amateur hour / day / week / term at the Whitehouse. Actually think the military has let him know 275 is not going to be enough to do anything but be killed, and hopefully the adults have enabled zero to avoid continuing his mistakes that are killing Americans. God help our soldiers.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 7:17:55 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: kristinn

This would put our troops in the immediate proximity of Iranians troops who may well have built and/or supplied IED’s used in Iraq against Americans.

Even if the Iranians don’t attack the Americans directly, they can persistently foment dissent among the Iraqi Shia’s against the Americans they would be serving with.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 7:19:21 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: kristinn

He read about the state of Iraq in the papers.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 7:23:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Defiant
He wants to kill off all our best warriors before the coup.......bears repeating. An honest half wit would send in drones instead.
31 posted on 06/17/2014 7:38:55 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: kristinn

I still expect an ugly scene reminiscent of the evacuation of Saigon. This administration is clearly incompetent. And dangerous.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Defiant

‘He wants to kill off all our best warriors before the coup.’

Exactly!


33 posted on 06/17/2014 7:43:53 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: EBH

‘The only thing that needs to be done is to order all our people out and to blow to kingdom come any and all assets left behind’

Nuke. Turn the place into a flat piece of glass. We will learn to live without the oil. Not going to happen unless Israel does it.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 7:47:02 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; All

Today’s Washington Post Express reports that 170 Special Forces are already in Iraq and another 100 on standby. It was said their limited mission, not yet approved, would be training and advising. And so it begins.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 7:54:05 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: kristinn

FUBO, POSOTUS


36 posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:01 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kristinn

Too late.

The Kenyan over ruled the Pentagon in 2011 to position him for the 2012 election, and dithered in January when the Iraq/Syria border was collapsing. When events called on presidential leadership, he was golfing, opening our borders, bitching about minimum wage, destroying the coal industry, raising money, and killing jobs.


37 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn
Give military arms to ISIS in Syria so they can use them to murder their way to Baghdad. Then ask congress for approval to send U.S. troops to help defend Baghdad.


38 posted on 06/17/2014 7:59:19 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: kristinn
The president will not, we are told, present a prepackaged decision to congressional leaders but will instead seek consensus.

He wants congress to go along with his cockamamy plan to he can blame it on them when it fails.

Obama ignored the advice of military leaders when he drew down the troops in Iraq so precipitously. Now he's reaping the results of that folly.

Soldiers who risked their lives in Iraq only to have the country return to chaos have the right to feel betrayed. How committed are they going to be to any efforts in Iraq directed by Obama? Obama has squandered the trust of our men and women in uniform.

39 posted on 06/17/2014 8:01:23 PM PDT by randita
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To: Gene Eric; All

See my Comment #35.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 8:01:48 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: kristinn

Send them to the Texas border. Also some cargo planes to Phoenix to remove the garbage.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:18 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: gleeaikin

You’re dead right.

Do you have a link to it?


42 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:23 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: gleeaikin

Yup.

His arrogance resulted in a tremendous amount of death and destruction.


43 posted on 06/17/2014 8:09:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn

Howie Carr Show (6/17/14): Col. Hunt on ISIS and Iraq (27 minutes)
http://media.wrko.com/a/93275690/col-hunt-on-isis-and-iraq.htm


44 posted on 06/17/2014 8:18:37 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: kristinn

Folks the ISIS folks are bad news and with more than a billion dollars they sure as hell can create terrorism in the USA. I have no use for peace in our time bath house Barack.

That being said we need to start killing these ISIS folks as effectively and surely as possible. I spent 6 years in the middle-eat and not with the “peace corp”. I know first hand what we are facing. This is Al Qaeda on steroids. They will NOT be satisfied with a Caliphate in the Levant. They will come to Europe, the US and perhaps other locales. because we must either convert, pay the tax and or die. That is it.

So, as much as 275 Spec Ops, they can verify targets of opportunity for air support. I have Christian, Shia and Sunni Iraqi whom I chat with almost daily, both dislike Obama as much as Maliki. Whether the Iraqi end up with a 3 state solution or what, is not as important as total as possible destruction of ISIS members.

We need some assets there and frankly our Spec ops people never left completely. I respect these warriors and they will do what needs to be done. Thats the game and the job.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT by Trapper6012
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To: Gene Eric; Delta 21; All

We must remember that Maliki rejected the status of forces agreement, and it was because we would not agree to have our troops remaining there be subject to the Iraq justice system. What would you have done??

Regarding the story I mentioned, try Googling Washington Post Express, today, Tuesday, like I would have to do.


46 posted on 06/17/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

I’m sure appeasing the Left took priority over any negotiations that might have incubated a better outcome.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Defiant
What you say.

Anyone remember Extortion 17?

48 posted on 06/17/2014 8:40:28 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Trapper6012
they sure as hell can create terrorism in the USA.

So can we and that word needs to get out pronto. I'm completely fine with the whole sale slaughter of muslims on American soil. You can capitulate with your muzzie buddies overseas and get that message out while you're at it.

/Know where the mosque's are in your area people; that is the local command and control and that is a primary target for YOU.

49 posted on 06/17/2014 8:48:08 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: gleeaikin

The only training the Special Forces needs is to target practice any camel jockey with a gun (whether Shititatite or Sunnitite), and the only advising needing done is to advise all Americans to get out now.


50 posted on 06/17/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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