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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't know about comparisons to Vietnam, but I'd make a comparison to Libya and I'd say if the Obama administration had sent 275 marines to Libya - Tripoli and Benghazi - to protect the embassy staff in that country, there likely still would be an Ambassador Stephens serving in Libya and three brave ex-marines providing additional security there.

    In my view, this is a good move and one that America often makes in any part of the world where tensions rise and the security of an embassy is at risk.
    My only problem with is that they only sent 275. Send in 27,500 with the sole mission to protect the embassy and immediate vicinity...AGGRESSIVELY...and with drone and CAS.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    This story is several hours old.
    If Obama didn't send in troops to protect embassy personnel, you rightists would complain about that.
    If he doesn't bomb, Bush neo-cons and McCain/Graham types will complain about that.
    GOPs can't even get along with each other, let alone work Professionally and Patriotically with the Dems on foreign affairs.

    And please try to explain how the 50-YO Gulf of Tonkin incident has anything to do with this desert/mountain/cave war.
    And good luck with Romney as your 2016 candidate .
    I'll take irrelevant partisan hack responses for 1000 please.....

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    There should be an extraction of US persons, period. Its a lost cause over there.
    As much as this hurts..... I must agree.

    Withdraw every single US citizen/soldier/diplomat immediately and never return.
    Close any embassy or "point of interest" the US has there, and vacate the country completely.


    Now.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'WASHINGTON The United State is deploying up to 275 military troops to Iraq to protect the U.S. Embassy and other American interests and is considering sending a contingent of special forces soldiers as Iraq struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, officials said Monday. The White House insisted anew the U.S. would not be sending combat troops and thrusting America into a new Iraq war.

    President Obama, in a formal report to Congress, said the troops in in the deployment he was announcing would be equipped for combat and would remain in Iraq until the security situation improved. About 160 troops are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. Some of those soldiers have only recently arrived.'


    US sending 275 troops to Iraq | Fox News



    So, it's official...he went from 'no troops' to '275 troops'.

    Is this how Vietnam started (after the Gulf of Tonkin incident)?
    I read that "Iraq" means "Vietnam" in Arabic.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Obama is doing the right thing for once. I am not complaining. The chief complaint of the "rightists" is that he pulled all the troops out in the first place. If you look at the ISIS violence in Iraq you see that ISIS really began this campaign the minute US troops left Iraq.

    I think it will be the leftists who aren't happy with troops going back to Iraq.
    Obama and every other Ameircan president will be between a hard place and a even harder place on Iraq. Iraq will be the never-ever ending War.

    We have to decide as a nation what is our objective in the ME. Then let the people vote for the plan...and stick to it.

    Bush was not voted in on a pledge to go to WAR in Iraq. Obama was voted into office to get us the hell out. He is retarded not to come before the American people to tell everyone there is NO WIN senario. He has failed in that task.

    This decision--unlike all the others claimed by the GOP--will have verifiable, qualitative deaths directly associated with it.


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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    My only problem with is that they only sent 275. Send in 27,500 with the sole mission to protect the embassy and immediate vicinity...AGGRESSIVELY...and with drone and CAS.
    Umm... I dunno if our "embassy" there would house 27,500 soldiers.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    My only problem with is that they only sent 275. Send in 27,500 with the sole mission to protect the embassy and immediate vicinity...AGGRESSIVELY...and with drone and CAS.
    Yea, lets put many more in harms way for nothing. Sorry, cant agree. Show me a purpose that is needed for the US and I may agree with you.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    No need for troops. They should be sending in airplanes to evacuate all Americans from anywhere they might be in the country. Time to close the embassy and put Iraq in the rear view mirror.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I am all for America being for non-interventionism, but if you went in to do a job in Iraq, end the job. Don't leave it half-assed. Don't just pack your **** and leave. You went in, you overthrew a dictator which for better or worse kept the peace in that territory.
    Islamic rebels wouldn't have happened under Saddam because he was a brutal dictator.

    So don't make it sound like the USA can just pack **** up and leave. No, you ****ed up. Take responsibility and clean up the mess or accept that yet again, you went in, put your dick in the pond, stirred the fishes and left.

    I have to agree as much as I hate war and was against the war in Iraq from the start, we owe it to the people to stand by what we promised them - freedom from a dictatorship and to be able to create a representative self government. We totally ****ed up there and have to stand up and admit it. I don't have any answers to how we can fix it but I don't feel that it's right to do nothing.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'WASHINGTON – The United State is deploying up to 275 military troops to Iraq to protect the U.S. Embassy and other American interests and is considering sending a contingent of special forces soldiers as Iraq struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, officials said Monday. The White House insisted anew the U.S. would not be sending combat troops and thrusting America into a new Iraq war.

    President Obama, in a formal report to Congress, said the troops in in the deployment he was announcing would be equipped for combat and would remain in Iraq until the security situation improved. About 160 troops are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. Some of those soldiers have only recently arrived.'


    US sending 275 troops to Iraq | Fox News



    So, it's official...he went from 'no troops' to '275 troops'.

    Is this how Vietnam started (after the Gulf of Tonkin incident)?
    isis will make a goal at attacking US interest(consulates/embassy) to draw us back in.
    Go Vols

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