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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    When the White House says they are sending hundreds of troops for the Embassy and 'other American interests', I get suspicious.

    You don't, fine.
    The troops being discussed here are US Marines assigned to protect Embassies. "Interests" in this context means "also the people inside those embassies, and their families", as prior to Benghazi the USMC mission in Embassies was generally strictly limited to the classified information and the person of the Ambassador.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The troops being discussed here are US Marines assigned to protect Embassies. "Interests" in this context means "also the people inside those embassies, and their families", as prior to Benghazi the USMC mission in Embassies was generally strictly limited to the classified information and the person of the Ambassador.
    Obama is calling them "Military Advisers", perhaps because he doesn't want to back off his 'no boots on the ground' promise.

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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.
    Kinda hard to talk once your head has been removed from your body.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Kinda hard to talk once your head has been removed from your body.
    Indeed - but if not now, then they will be back under Hussein like control for the next 50 years. Perhaps they should go with Patrick Henry's "give me liberty, or give me death".
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Indeed - but if not now, then they will be back under Hussein like control for the next 50 years. Perhaps they should go with Patrick Henry's "give me liberty, or give me death".
    They are not going to fight. Its evident they don't have the heart for it. The ones that thought they did, ran. The few that actually do, end up being leaders like Saddam.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They are not going to fight. Its evident they don't have the heart for it. The ones that thought they did, ran. The few that actually do, end up being leaders like Saddam.
    You could be right - the Kurds in the north, however, are putting up a pretty good battle, but then they always fought against Sadaam too.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You could be right - the Kurds in the north, however, are putting up a pretty good battle, but then they always fought against Sadaam too.
    They did, and if Daddy Bush had backed them as promised. They whole Iraq war would have never happened with US involvement.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    And Malaki rejects Kerry's proposal to unify the Iraqi people and government, isn't that nice. Bring our people home now John, bring 'em home. Malaki is beyond help.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They did, and if Daddy Bush had backed them as promised. They whole Iraq war would have never happened with US involvement.
    Do you know why he didn't? The name Chalibi should be a hint.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do you know why he didn't? The name Chalibi should be a hint.
    Oil minister? How is he part of the Kurds issue?

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