What type of game is this? Take out our troops to satisfy your base and trickle them back in to fix the screw up?
President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq on Wednesday to advise and assist local forces in an effort to reverse the recent gains of the Islamic State. Under the plan, the United States will open a fifth training site in Iraq, with the goal of integrating Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni fighters. The immediate objective is to retake the city of Ramadi, seized by the Islamic State last month.
Obama blasted former President George W Bush for having troops in Iraq, he campaigned and got elected on the promise he would pull them out and not have “boots on the ground.” Now, he continues the war by using aircraft and drones and now slowly starts putting boots on the ground.
That would be 3,450 troops on the ground (that we know of…) not 3,100, as the media provides cover for Obama. It remains to be seen, if one of the worst blunders of our new century will be Bush’s invasion of Iraq, or Obama’s premature withdraw of our troops, and abandonment of Iraq’s citizens. Tens of thousands have been slaughtered since, ISIS invaded from Syria with a small force, that has since metastasized, as Muslims from around the world have joined up.
Like boiling a frog. Stick him in cool water and turn up the heat SLOWLY. He won’t notice and he’ll boil to death.
The US needs to either go in and fight to WIN or get the hell OUT. Damn political fighting! War is hell and innocents are going to die. It is going to take a president that has some guts to do this…..probably a republican and a good military leader. These stupid engagements are draining our forces and finances!
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