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Sen. Levin: No, Gen. Dempsey Didnít Open Door to Ground Forces
Mediaite ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 09/16/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT by mandaladon

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) thinks folks were hearing things during General Martin Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning. When asked if he thought Dempsey’s comments, that a limited American troop presence could be required in certain circumstances in the fight against ISIS, meant the general was opening the door to ground troops, Levin looked at reporters as if they were a dog that had just been shown a card trick.

“No,” Levin said. “He said they’re not needed.”

Levin was pressed on Dempsey’s comments, in which the general said that a specific mission, such as the retaking of Mosul, could be complex enough to require U.S. troops.

“Every military leader’s gonna say if there’s a change in circumstances he’s going to be open to a different recommendation,” Levin said. “That doesn’t mean he’s suggested they may be needed.”

“I think if the media reads this whole discussion here this morning as somehow or other that General Dempsey is suggesting that ground forces may be needed, I think you’re taking what he said in a way that he did not say and did not intend.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bootsontheground; carllevin; dempsey; isis; obama
Liberals can look the American people in the face and tell you what you heard was not what you heard. Best part? The lib sheep will believe it.
1 posted on 09/16/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

The liberal politician also enjoys a pie hole record reboot every 24 hours. They can say the complete opposite statement of the previous day and it’s like they get to be reborn over, and over, and over, and over..........(Pee-Wee Herman reference)


2 posted on 09/16/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: mandaladon

Dempsey told the truth, your ears aren’t lying to you, and Levin lies.

I’ve heard ISIS is the greatest muzzie fighting force on earth. Ok if that’s true, then it is only a matter of time before they chew thru everyone else and finally meet the Marine. Hope not, we’ve had enough of these dogs and have nothing to prove to anyone.


3 posted on 09/16/2014 11:40:00 AM PDT by reefdiver (The fool says there is no God. And the bigger fools sees direct evidence and rages against it.)
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To: mandaladon

This whole thing is such a mess I can’t keep up with it.

The only thing I do know for sure is that Obama will maximize damage to America as much as he possibly can and minimize damage to ISIS as much as he possibly can..


4 posted on 09/16/2014 11:45:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: mandaladon

Carrying the administration’s water.

Unfortunately, there’s a hole in the bucket, dear Carl, dear Carl.


5 posted on 09/16/2014 11:50:26 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mandaladon

oh yes he did and we all heard it.......so stop lying you weasel.


6 posted on 09/16/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: mandaladon

Well Sen. Levin, Gen Dempsey DID open the door to Ground Troops when he SAID:

If we get to that point where it becomes necessary, I WILL MAKE THAT RECOMMENDATION TO THE PRESIDENT!!!!!!


7 posted on 09/16/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: mandaladon

Levin and his ilk are bigger enemies of the U.S. than ISIS.


8 posted on 09/16/2014 12:37:34 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

Yet another TYPICAL: LIB/DIM. Chronic dishonesty must be a qualifier for their office. Typical.


9 posted on 09/16/2014 12:48:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
Yet another TYPICAL: LIB/DIM. Chronic dishonesty must be a qualifier for their office.

In order to become a high ranking dem you must be able to pass a lie detector test.....

.

.....with nothing but lies!

10 posted on 09/16/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: mandaladon

The democRats are SLAVES to their own anti-war Bull$&it.


11 posted on 09/16/2014 1:58:03 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Falcon4.0

Sit on it Penguin !


12 posted on 09/16/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: mandaladon

Levin is an old leftist asshole and has been all his political life. And he’s from Detroit, where the Truth has been banned by the Democrats as something subversive.


13 posted on 09/16/2014 3:32:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"Levin is an old leftist asshole and has been all his political life."

Perhaps he could repent and end his career with a bang by meeting with ISIS leaders in Iraq.


14 posted on 09/16/2014 6:41:41 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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