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Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« on: June 13, 2014, 11:50:41 AM »
waiting on our fearless leader to speak

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 11:52:41 AM »
Gossip on the Hill ‏@GossipOnTheHill 54s

Obama's statement on Iraq expected to be about 5 minutes.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 12:01:36 PM »



No troops..but will consider options his National Security team suggest.......sorry Iraq you are on your own!

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 12:02:11 PM »
"I just heard about this on the news and I'm madder than hell about it..."


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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 12:03:05 PM »
Marc Thiessen ‏@marcthiessen 45s

Terrorist forces within 110 miles of Baghdad but Obama says not primarily a military challenge??




Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger 8s

Obama: "The U.S. will do its part, but ultimately it's up to the Iraqis to defend themselves."

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »
FOX News Radio ‏@foxnewsradio 34s

Pres Obama says any US assistance will be tied to political compromise by Iraq's government, calling this a "wakeup call"




Gossip on the Hill ‏@GossipOnTheHill 7s

Obama on Iraq: "We will keep the American people fully informed."

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 12:04:51 PM »
Richard Grenell ‏@RichardGrenell 43s

Shorter Obama: my team is watching and diplomacy something.




Lynn Sweet ‏@lynnsweet 1m

And will "consult closely with Congress," Obama is saying.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 12:06:03 PM »
West Wing Reports ‏@WestWingReport 48s

President warns deepening sectarian violence between Shia & Sunni could be difficult to stamp out "We cannot do it for them"



Kelly O'Donnell ‏@KellyO 1m

Obama "We have enormous interests there..."American people have made huge investments & sacrifices" in Iraq

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 12:06:47 PM »
Brian Faughnan ‏@BrianFaughnan 42s

The president is *very* focused on the long term solution. In the short term, jihdadi terrorists may take over Iraq.



John Hayward ‏@Doc_0 42s

Obama apparently thinks ISIS is invading Iraq because they're disappointed at the lack of compromise from its government.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 12:07:55 PM »
Charlie Spiering ‏@charliespiering 10s

Man. This Obama speech is poll-tested gold.



Lynn Sweet ‏@lynnsweet 46s

#Iraq, Obama saying, "This is a regional problem and this is going to be a long term problem"

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 12:09:25 PM »
Sky News Newsdesk ‏@SkyNewsBreak 50s

President Obama says militants in #Iraq pose a threat to Iraqis and potentially to Americans and he will review situation in the coming days



Matt Mackowiak ‏@MattMackowiak 1m

Obama to Iraqi gov't: I'm headed to a weekend vacation. Can't help you any time soon.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 12:11:46 PM »
John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz 36s

"This isn't something that's going to happen overnight." So when ISIS takes Baghdad on Monday...



John Hayward ‏@Doc_0 46s

Obama just said the terrorist killers invading Iraq are "not acting in a way that's conducive to long-term stability."

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 12:15:04 PM »
John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz 36s

"This isn't something that's going to happen overnight." So when ISIS takes Baghdad on Monday...



John Hayward ‏@Doc_0 46s

Obama just said the terrorist killers invading Iraq are "not acting in a way that's conducive to long-term stability."
did he really just say that?


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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 12:18:32 PM »
yep

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 12:19:17 PM »
Melissia ‏@ProudoftheUSA 4m

Bombs would have been dropping 5 minutes before Bush came out to speak.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 12:20:32 PM »
 June 13 at 12:11 PM

President Obama delivered the following statement on the crisis in Iraq at the White House on Friday.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody.

I want to take some time to give you a quick update about the situation in Iraq. Yesterday, I convened a meeting with my national security council to discuss the situation there, and this morning I received an update from my team. Over the last several days, we’ve seen significant gains made by ISIL, a terrorist organization that operates in both Iraq and in Syria. In the face of a terrorist offensive, Iraqi security forces have proven unable to defend a number of cities, which has allowed the terrorists to overrun a part of Iraq’s territory, and this poses a danger to Iraq and its people. And given the nature of these terrorists, it could pose a threat, eventually, to American interests as well.

Now, this threat is not brand new. Over the last year, we’ve been steadily ramping up our security assistance to the Iraqi government, with increased training, equipping and intelligence.

Now Iraq needs additional support to break the momentum of extremist groups and bolster the capabilities of Iraqi security forces.

We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraq security forces and I’ll be reviewing those options in the days ahead.

I do want to be clear, though. This is not solely or even primarily a military challenge. Over the past decade, American troops have made extraordinary sacrifices to give Iraqis an opportunity to claim their own future. Unfortunately, Iraqi leaders have been unable to overcome too often the mistrust and sectarian differences that have long been simmering there, and that’s created vulnerabilities within the Iraqi government, as well as their security forces.

So, any action that we may take to provide assistance to Iraqi security forces has to be joined by a serious and sincere effort by Iraq’s leaders to set aside sectarian differences, to promote stability, and account for the legitimate interests of all of Iraq’s communities and to continue to build the capacity of an effective security force. We can’t do it for them.

And in the absence of this type of political effort, short-term military action, including any assistance we might provide, won’t succeed. So this should be a wake-up call. Iraq’s leaders have to demonstrate a willingness to make hard decisions and compromises on behalf of the Iraqi people in order to bring the country together.

In that effort, they will have the support of the United States and our friends and our allies.

Now, Iraq’s neighbors also have some responsibilities to support this process. Nobody has an interest in seeing terrorists gain a foothold inside of Iraq and nobody is going to benefit from seeing Iraq descend into chaos. So, the United States will do our part, but understand that ultimately it’s up to the Iraqis as a sovereign nation to solve their problems.

More to come.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 12:21:03 PM »
toddstarnes ‏@toddstarnes 7m

Americans in Baghdad might want to go ahead and start packing your bags...

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 12:21:20 PM »
Jon Ralston ‏@RalstonReports 8m

Seems as if that entire POTUS appearance was simply to reassure public that no troops will be sent. No news.

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2014, 12:21:59 PM »
Obama's message to Shiites in Iraq? Good Luck!

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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2014, 12:29:56 PM »
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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2014, 01:13:07 PM »
I do want to be clear, though...    :#@$%:
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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2014, 01:37:12 PM »
toddstarnes ‏@toddstarnes 7m

Americans in Baghdad might want to go ahead and start packing your bags...

Add moderates and Christian Iraqis to the list of those that need to consider leaving - if they like their heads attached to their shoulders.
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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2014, 01:44:30 PM »
yep
So he just signaled ISIS it is yours for the taking.


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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2014, 01:55:36 PM »
Jon Ralston ‏@RalstonReports 8m

Seems as if that entire POTUS appearance was simply to reassure public that no troops will be sent. No news.

yep...when Obammy says a war is over, then by God that war is over, and it doesn't matter what evidence there is that proves him wrong...


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Re: Pres. Obama to speak on Iraq
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2014, 06:14:37 PM »
Has GWB voiced an opinion, a suggestion?


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