Skip to comments.In reversal, Obama says he will boost US military support in Iraq
Posted on 11/02/2013 1:39:51 PM PDT by Jet JaguarEdited 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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Here we go again.
Trying to please his Saudi masters.
Will hussein be putting this war on the credit card as he accused W of doing?
Recent reports of “world leaders” not liking Obama and his agenda.
Not too hard to figure out.
We are fools with much money and little mastery.
Will he use this, to get the Consitution changed, so he can be elected for a third term in the White House?
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”...
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?
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.
What a dumb ass joke this clown is,
“”Im 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.
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.
oh great.... maybe he will send them a tech surge /s
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.
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...: )
Obama’s incompetence is absolutely unparalleled. How many lives could have been saved were it not for his hubris? He’s the keystone pResident.
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..
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.
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.
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.
what the Iraqi soldiers need is balls and no one can give them that
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.
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.
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.
Oh goody! I know are troops are thrilled to hear this-not.
I wonder if he’ll draw a “Red Line?”
Give peace a chance...
Great link: thanks. Maybe some liberals are getting older and just a fractional bit wiser.
God bless you Pop.
The lies just keep coming.
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.
Will we see huge anti-war protests like we did under G.W. Bush? Uh, no.
I believe this is material aid in the way of arms and intelligence sharing, etc. rather than personnel.
I hope the human shields go back there.
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.
This looks like another way to bleed the U.S. military.
He was against it, before he was for it?
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He’s a dingleberry on Abdullah’s .......
In reversal, Obama says he will boost US military support in Iraq
"Here we go again."
Thanks, Jet Jaguar and Nachum.
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?
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?