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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    From what I understand, the troops are there to protect our own embassy and to serve as advisers to the Iraqis.
    Two errors:

    1) It is not our embassy. The embassy is the sole property of the US government.

    2) The US govt's troops are there to protect Tillerson's oil interests, nothing more.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I think it will be the leftists who aren't happy with troops going back to Iraq.
    The left will be happy with whatever President Obama does for they always have Bush to blame.

    Personally, I don't think he's doing enough. Can we really afford a full-blown terrorist stronghold in the Middle East? Pay now or pay bigger later.

    Edit: I'm sure not well-informed about what's going on, or about Iran, but if Iran will handle it? I say let 'em have at it.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I think if our embassy is attacked or it looks like ISIS is about to take Baghdad, all heck will break out. ISIS has declared war on America
    ISIS has only declared war on the Shiite leadership of Iraq, and in turn, the US government that currently backs it due to its favorable policy toward US oil interests.

    America, i. e. the people here, are irrelevant.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The left will be happy with whatever President Obama does for they always have Bush to blame.
    Obama must take orders from Mr. Tillerson. The American people's perception of him is irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Personally, I don't think he's doing enough. Can we
    "We" is irrelevant. The CINC and Congress don't answer to you or me--they answer to Mr. Tillerson.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I have posted against these wars many times. So don't try to come here with some revisionist bull crap. I agree with almost nothing about Obama's policies.
    Staying out of Iraq is what we should do.
    We don't have any say in he matter. US troops are only under the control of the US government.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    American, Iranian Diplomats Meet on Iraq; U.S. Deploys Troops - TIME
    Iran is already making friends with the shia govt of Iraq.



    That is nothing new, it was going on years ago before the 'surge'.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    It IS a bad idea. He should be getting our diplomats back to the US!
    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.
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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That is nothing new, it was going on years ago before the 'surge'.
    Right, but unlike years ago, the US has minimized its presence in Iraq to a skeleton crew. If the USA won't show commitment to supporting the iraqi regime, they'll find friends elsewhere and the prime candidate is Iran.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    We don't have any say in he matter. US troops are only under the control of the US government.
    Um, my tax dollars are being pissed away in this. Yours too, if you care.

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    Re: Obama Is Sending 275 US Troops To Iraq

    This is rapidly becoming a reeeeal cluster****:

    Syrian and Iraqi terrorist forces obtained significant numbers of tanks, trucks, and U.S.-origin Humvees in recent military operations in Iraq and those arms are being shipped to al Qaeda rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials.
    ISIS moving seized US tanks, Humvees to Syria | Fox News

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