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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 02:37:44 PM »
I know what Obama's response will be - "SO"!! :Obounce:
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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 04:36:28 PM »
Yeah, the soldiers are at risk too. Kind of comes with the territory when you hang around a war zone.
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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 05:34:46 PM »
I know what Obama's response will be - "SO"!! :Obounce:

Nope.  He will use this report to withdraw the advisers and do nothing.


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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 05:35:35 PM »
Yeah, the soldiers are at risk too. Kind of comes with the territory when you hang around a war zone.
Except our initial reasons for being there, are long since dealt with. Or should have been.

Eleven years after the invasion, to search for WMDs and get rid of Saddam, their internal conflicts would seem like none of our business.

Do we support ISIS in Syria, but oppose them in Iraq for instance? All the $ billions spent training the Iraqi were totally wasted. The "soldiers" threw down their weapons and ran away from an inferior force.

US taxpayers should simply not tolerate more wasted money in the middle east, except to defend our interests, offensively and aggressively.

Everywhere Obama, Hillary and Kerry have gone is in flames, and we are losing (except Egypt where they overthrew our puppets, and Israel where they fight on their own, against our advice).

Enough is enough.


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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 05:41:06 PM »
Except our initial reasons for being there, are long since dealt with. Or should have been.

Eleven years after the invasion, to search for WMDs and get rid of Saddam, their internal conflicts would seem like none of our business.

Do we support ISIS in Syria, but oppose them in Iraq for instance? All the $ billions spent training the Iraqi were totally wasted. The "soldiers" threw down their weapons and ran away from an inferior force.

US taxpayers should simply not tolerate more wasted money in the middle east, except to defend our interests, offensively and aggressively.

Everywhere Obama, Hillary and Kerry have gone is in flames, and we are losing (except Egypt where they overthrew our puppets, and Israel where they fight on their own, against our advice).

Enough is enough.

I'd bet a buck that you just came up with the Cliff's Notes version of exactly what Obama will say, while waving this report to justify it.

The Iraqis are accustomed to being abandoned to themselves by the Americans.

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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 06:00:52 PM »
I'd bet a buck that you just came up with the Cliff's Notes version of exactly what Obama will say, while waving this report to justify it.

The Iraqis are accustomed to being abandoned to themselves by the Americans.

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"The Iraqis" takes in a bunch of groups-shiites, sunnis, Kurds, etc.. Do you advocate we remain permanently in support of some, against others? Should we be allies of Iran?

Towards what end? Oil imports? Combatting terrorism? Discovery of WMDs?

Do you trust Obama's advisors, State Dept. and military leadership to do correct and wise things, and not make matters worse for the US?

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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 12:05:34 AM »
"The Iraqis" takes in a bunch of groups-shiites, sunnis, Kurds, etc.. Do you advocate we remain permanently in support of some, against others? Should we be allies of Iran?

Towards what end? Oil imports? Combatting terrorism? Discovery of WMDs?

Do you trust Obama's advisors, State Dept. and military leadership to do correct and wise things, and not make matters worse for the US?

Though that was for Chief, mind me swinging at it?

Stick with combating terrorism. The Taliban were permitted to rise and we got 9/11 and 7/7. An ISIL Caliphate should be actively fought against everywhere it's multiple heads pop up. If that means arm twisting Turkey to leave their Kurds alone, or actually talking to Iran, so be it.

As far as the current administration and military leadership goes - I trust them about as far as I can throw the White House.
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Re: Pentagon report warns of security risks for US advisers in Iraq
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 12:34:20 PM »
Though that was for Chief, mind me swinging at it?

Stick with combating terrorism. The Taliban were permitted to rise and we got 9/11 and 7/7. An ISIL Caliphate should be actively fought against everywhere it's multiple heads pop up. If that means arm twisting Turkey to leave their Kurds alone, or actually talking to Iran, so be it.

As far as the current administration and military leadership goes - I trust them about as far as I can throw the White House.
Taking control of entire countries has obviously failed, along with it "nation building" and "win the hearts and minds."

Let them govern their own hellhole countries, but make the price of harboring terrorists, or helping attacks on America or Americans, immensely costly.


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