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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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.
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