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‘There’s No American Military Solution’: Obama Speaks on the New Intervention in Iraq
Aug. 9, 2014 9:10am Zach Noble   

In his weekly address Saturday morning, President Barack Obama laid out his thinking behind the recent American airstrikes in Iraq, and affirmed a major point: he’s not planning to send in troops.

“We’ve begun a humanitarian effort to help those Iraqi civilians trapped on [Mount Sinjar],” Obama said. “The terrorists that have taken over parts of Iraq have been especially brutal to religious minorities — rounding up families, executing men, enslaving women, and threatening the systematic destruction of an entire religious community, which would be genocide.”

The U.S. has dropped food and supplies to trapped minorities, as well as executing targeted airstrikes against the advancing forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The United States cannot and should not intervene every time there’s a crisis in the world,” Obama said. “But when there’s a situation like the one on this mountain — when countless innocent people are facing a massacre, and when we have the ability to help prevent it — the United States can’t just look away.”

But despite the rapid takeover of large swaths of Iraq by the radical group ISIS, Obama said he would not retrace his predecessor’s footsteps and send American troops into the country.

“As Commander-in-Chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq,” Obama said. “American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq, because there’s no American military solution to the larger crisis there.”

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Right.  What will he say when ISIS/ISIL shoot down an American carrier aircraft, or one of those humanitarian relief flights??


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Right.  What will he say when ISIS/ISIL shoot down an American carrier aircraft, or one of those humanitarian relief flights??
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If there is no military solution, why is he bombing and risking American lives? :shrug:
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George W. Bush wouldn't have hesitated to use the trapped Christians as an excuse to put American troops back on the ground inside Iraq.

And not to solely dispatch ISIS fighters.  You have no chance to beat the US in a shooting war from the backs of Toyota 4X4s.

30-40K troops in Iraq today would quiet the entire region.
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It is best to stop ISIS/ISIL now before they get way to powerful. It is best to nip it in the bud.  I guess people hasn't learned the lesson in how WWII started..
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Obama is setting this up for low expectation.

"Hey, I didn't say we would win." "I didn't go back on my pledge to leave Iraq, this is just a little skirmish."

"It is not war, it is humanitarian."

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"It is not war, it is humanitarian."

If you will remember, the politically correct term for war, in the world according to Obama, is "kinetic action." :3:
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 05:47:17 PM by rangerrebew »
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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