Skip to comments.Obama says to take several days to decide how to help fight Iraq insurgency
Posted on 06/13/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he will take several days to review options for how the United States can help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, saying any action would need significant involvement by Iraq itself.
"The United States is not simply going involve itself in a military action in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqis that gives us some assurance that they are prepared to work together," Obama said, making it clear that he would not send U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq.
"We are not going to be able to do it for them," he added. The threat by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, in Iraq poses a danger to the people of Iraq and also, potentially Americans, Obama told reporters at the White House.
"This is a regional problem, and it is going to be a long-term problem. And what we're going to have to do is combine selective actions by our military to make sure that we're going after terrorists who could harm our personnel overseas or eventually hit the homeland," Obama said.
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In the 1973 Arab Israeli was the Israeli’s were in full retreat. Nixon called Golda Meir and said, “Use your expendables, I’ll make them good.” Later Nixon asked how the resupply effort was proceeding and was told that the Air Force and the Navy were arguing over who would do it and which planes they’d use. He yelled, “Do it now! Use all the planes!” A friend who lived close to an airport said the planes came in one after the other delivering supplies. Golda later said, “Nixon saved us.” After that she always called him, “My president.”
Oh, for somebody like him.
i’m afraid we missed the chance to annihilate these basta*ds when they were moving down the single road to Baghdad. We could have picked them off like turkeys. Now they are entrenched in the cities and towns and blending with the civilians.
He takes immediate and decisive action putting the hooks into domestic businesses and wage earners, and sits on his thumbs through genuine national security concerns. Impeach now!
Zero fiddled ... while Iraq burned.
What a guy.
It will all be over by then. They are sending hundreds of suicide bombers to breakdown the defenses of Baghdad and Karbala.
We are beyond that icky stuff now. We send hashtags and stern vocal warnings.
Those dirty bastards. INnocent soldiers. Why did they not fight? Several days? You mean you stupid SOB wasn’t prepared for this?
What are we going to tweet?
I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this is happening. This is sickening.
I’m sure he’ll be thinking hard on it during his golf/fund raising junket to Palm Springs. In the meantime, the Iraqis must simply endeavor to persevere. And try not to get captured as ISIS is now executing POW’s ...
Remember how hot Obama was to bomb the cr*p out of Libya, and he did so WITHOUT even consulting Congress? As an agent of the Islamic Caliphate, Obama was eager to soften Libya for control by Sharia Islamists.. Same with Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc..
Several days to decide? This is big-budget governance: there should already be a binder on the shelf (amid thousands of other what-if plans & playbooks) marked “Al Qaida Moves To Seize Iraq”, open it and proceed accordingly.
Except he already is! He planned to stall while AQ moves fast to take over before opposition can start.
Obama is the boy who cried there is no wolf.
He is telegraphing to ISIS that they are free and clear to march onward without any resistance from the US.
Geraldo was on Fox & Friends this morning demanding that ISIS troops be hit on the road to Bagdad.
Obama won't do anything unless he hears a concerted demand from the left wing of the Democratic Party, and they are too busy saying the mess is all George W. Bush's fault to think ahead to what it will mean for ISIS to control all or most of Iraq.
Iraq may come to illustrate what Jesus spoke of in Luke 11.24-26 ("the last state of that man is worse than the first").
He’s using same old tactics, waiting until the takeover is a fait accompli before acting like he’d ever do anything about it.
Are the American people really that dumb?
Who do you think Uncle Scam, with the full support of Juan McLame and the rest of CONgress, has been arming for the past three years to overthrow Syria?
Knowing what fate almost certainly awaited them, perhaps the so-called Iraqi Defense Force members should have stood their ground and taken out this clearly numerically INFERIOR invader force.
Heres MY plan from before 2009 and PROBABLY the one the few remaining sane American citizens assuming there ARE ANY should have implemented decades ago!
NOT ONE MORE DIME AND NOT ONE MORE DROP OF AMERICAN BLOOD!!
NOTICE TO ALL CITIZENS OF IRAQ
look, in several days it will all be over, and Baghdad will be in Al Baghdadi’s hands. Lots of folks—including Americans, I bet, will be DEAD. Now is not the time to go fundraising—Any American who now gives a Dime to this “President” (acting President really) is a traitor and should be publically shamed. It may come to the point when American will need to beseige the White House in the Tens of Thousands to urge him to resign—or urge the Joint Chiefs of Staff to take over and re-establish Democracy. Even President Biden would be an improvement—or President Bony—until elections can be held.
Maybe it’ll come to him on the 18th tee.
“I will wait until someone figures out what I need to say and loads it into the teleprompter. In the mean time I’ve been told to go play golf and to keep my mouth shut.” - Barrack Hussein Obama
very disturbing... I am certain Obama supports ISIS...
Everything Clown Prince nobama does or doesn’t do is intentional.
When he pulled out the military probably developed contingency plans. He is just letting it drag out.
If he wants to turn Iraq over, he should say so and move to the next tee.
At least 47% are.
Hussein just let’s other people deal with it, then he comes in front of the camera (because he’s good at that part) and says whatever they have told him to say. Then he goes off and plays golf and goes to fancy fundraisers. I wonder if he and the Mooch are going to Martha’s Vineyard again?
I’m constantly posting about how I think he is being blackmailed. You are the first person that I have seen say the same thing. All these countries have the goods on him and I bet there are some doozies in his info. That’s why they are running all over him, Putin too. Why else would he release the Talibahn 5?
I thought that military and vets would descend upon
DC to protest. It’s time for us patriots to fill the mall with millions of us.
Ideally our military have contingency plans and options, for virtually all possible conflicts, every single day.
So what is really being stated is it will take Obama days to get up to speed, ponder alternatives, regarding his single most vitally important duty.
Our intelligence should have, probably did predict this weeks or months ago.
Obama is traveling to North Dakota for a Sioux tribal event, and his national security adviser is not with him.
Hillary and Obama helped Al Qaeda overthrow and kill Qadaffi in Libya. They thought that bought them some favor with Al Qaeda. After Qadaffi was dead, Al Qaeda started looking for his fortune. It was gone. They looked over and saw Hillary and Obama with gold dust all over their fingers. That’s why Benghazi happened. And Al Qaeda started blackmailing Hillary and Obama.
I can’t wait to hear what Susan Rice has to say on Sunday.
Let's see....ISIS was offended by a YouTube video...what difference does it make....Bush's fault....it depends on what the meaning of is, is....climate change affecting the middle east....Koch Brothers....
Time off to take a nap with PajamaBoy.
I now believe Obama is a transgendered Marxist Moslem who spends more time on the golf links playing with his putter and balls than thinking about how to help this country.
Oh, I forgot. Commies don’t want to help keep this country strong. My bad!
Meanwhile back at the pastry shop, Moschelle is eating her way to Kansas.
Just a few days? He let our guys in Afghanistan go rudderless for the better part of a year in 2009.
Of course, he’s not trying to keep the left placated so as to get health care “reform” passed this time, so maybe he’ll act a little more quickly.
Personally, I say we send Biden with a double-barred shotgun. That’s all you need to defend yourself, after all...
His buddies are winning.
This is another replay of BENGHAZI !
Umm shouldn’t you of had a plan in place already to deal with this situation? Isn’t that the objective of any government to plan for the expected and unexpected?
For a normal President, nothing. For this guy, needs to check with that creepy lady Valerie Jarrett first.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but even Clinton wasn’t this stupid.
Air support would turn the Sunni forces advancing upon Baghdad into a replay of the "Highway of Death".
Unfortunately, it's the Sunni insurgents that we appear to be secretly on the side of. The Sunnis are supported by the Saudis, and the Saudis have Obama in their pocket.
Obama WANTS Iraq to fall to the Sunnis.
He did have a plan in place.
First he was flying to California Friday, then attending a big fundraiser and going golfing Saturday. Sunday he will be celebrating Father's Day with another round of golf and some more schmoozing and dinner with contributors. He expects to have a leisurely brunch Monday with more contributors and fly back afterwards so he gets back to Washington Monday night sometime. Then he will review his "options" maybe Tuesday morning after a late breakfast and a meeting with his political team. Or perhaps it will be in the afternoon? Whatever.
What is so hard to understand about that plan?
3AM phone calls don’t get answered until AFTER the party.
Someone should demand that Barack Obaam be drug tested.