In a plan to take back Ramadi, President Obama is ordering 450 U.S. troops to Iraq at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. While these troops are not the “boots on the ground” that many believe is the only way to defeat ISIS, they will be responsible for training, advising, and assisting Iraqi Forces. At least, this is what we are being told.
In reality this is a public relations campaign. The Obama administration is sending the 450 troops to work at training Iraqis yet again, as well as trying to recruit Sunni fighters to combat ISIS. In other words, it is a case of SSDD in which we are training the very same people we have trained before, who were responsible for handing the keys to the kingdom over to ISIS. Then, instead of arming the Kurds adequately we are trying to recruit Sunnis, of which ISIS is predominately made up. This sounds like another brilliant non-strategy strategy from the Obama White House.
President Obama has done everything in his power to make it appear as though he is really doing something about ISIS when in fact, he has done nothing. Airstrikes are severely limited, we have no “boots on the ground,” and he has announced on at least two occasions that he has no strategy in combating ISIS. While he continues to arm Iraqi Forces, the Kurds, our only real ally in Iraq, have done more to combat ISIS than Iraqi Forces yet Obama will not adequately supply them and does not acknowledge what they have done. This is because he does not want to defeat ISIS, he only wants to do enough to make it seem like he has done something. Then, when ISIS has a real stronghold, he can say that he tried. All the while he’ll be giving a wink and a nod to his brothers in ISIS.
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