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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Sending 250 dudes to protect an embassy =/= an advise and support mission.
    It's a rear gaud action.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There isn't a terrorist army 10,000 men strong invading Iraq either. This "army", if you consider it one, is made up primarily of Iraqi Sunnis, many of whom have been fighting in Syria. This is an internal, religious, political conflict among Iraqis determining what kind of country they want going forward. Those who don't want to be ruled by terrorist thugs and murderers need to stand up and be heard. I believe they will be.
    This is a group formed by a merger of ISI and the AQ offshoot in Syria. Their mainbody was formed and organized in Syria and then moved into Iraq. That's an invasion.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm going with Maliki's failure to be inclusive-that's what led to this.
    And I'll add Maliki's refusal to give the USA the SOFA agreement it must have.
    Even McCain agreed with that stance in December of 2011.
    I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the number of GOP positions just in this thread .
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's a rear gaud action.
    well we will see if we are called in to assist the Iraqi's or the Kurds at all. We might yet be - and I imagine that wiping out the convoys of our trucks being driven north to Syria is more appealing than watching them bent to the service of al Qaeda.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    If he wants to pull out the diplomats, that is fine. There has obviously been an escalation of violence in Iraq and it would not be prudent to ignore it and do nothing. Putting troops into the embassy will help secure the area while they make an orchestrated withdrawal, protecting US assets.

    Unlike some of his previous moves, you just don't say we are leaving.
    Civilians should not be left in a war zone. Period.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    THAT is the real condemnation of this administration. They have been incompetent since day one. They have supported uprisings without considering consequences, supported the ouster of traditional allies by extremists, and now are supporting terrorist faction in Syria.

    Its amateur hour there.

    Possibly. I have to leave room in my mind for at least the possibility that Obama wants this.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    You dont seem to have any reading comprehension, I already said it doesnt matter if its a year (and Iran never killed millions so you are totally exaggerating as usual) or decades (which will probably happen since the Sunnis and the Kurds wont give up without a fight and they got weapons to match the Iranians), as long as we are out of it. Its none of our business to be over there.
    Then you concede the following claim is nonsense:


    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Let the Iranians have the Shiite part of Iraq, that pretty much means that they will be tied up fighting the terrorists there for decades to come, it shouldnt be the US problem anymore.
    They'll just kill a million or so and impose totalitarian rule over millions. Why anyone would want that is beyond me.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Wesley Clark got it right. The neocons wanted to destabilize the Middle East, they just thought they could control the chaos and turn it to their advantage.
    WTF is a 'neocon?' Is that the opposite of a 'neolib' or something? Or are you just making up labels?
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    WTF was Obama thinking when Bush signed the withdrawal agreement back in 2008?


    /sarc

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is a group formed by a merger of ISI and the AQ offshoot in Syria. Their mainbody was formed and organized in Syria and then moved into Iraq.
    That's an invasion.



    Right.

    But the Iraqi Sunni's view it as their religious brothers aiding them against oppression by the Shia majority in Iraq.

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