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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The fact that we are even THERE is evidence of Obama's failure-he wanted out despite the fact that terrorists were expanding across the middle east-and more political purposes-he wanted to be the president that ended the iraq war-even if that meant abandoning the nation to "end" the war-remember when "WIN" the war was the goal?

    And he's going to do the same in afghanistan-what an utterly destructive and inept President.
    Don't you ever get tired of repeating the same ol' partisan hack tripe ad nauseam over and over again? It not only gets old it's not factual and you people never have any solutions. Maybe you could actually stand up for your country and president instead of constantly looking for blame.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You are spot on, Polgara!

    I like the move the President has taken so far, but it is difficult for America to get Allies right now because of the uncertainty of American leadership. Obama has already announced to the world that there will be no boots on the ground. Would that statement inspire your friends or frighten the enemy?

    The USA, like it or not, is the world leader and we need America to act. I think we all know that if George Bush was President this wouldn't be happening, that there would be many countries aligned with the US, just as there was in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    But now? I don't think so. The Militant leaders are simply much stronger and determined, and millions will die as a consequence.
    More partisan bull****. It amazes me how much more competent Bush (Cheney) gets the longer he is out of office. The man was NEVER competent and set this country so far back it will take years for us recover.

    You people are like a blaming the fireman because he didn't reconstruct the home after he put out the fire.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    “I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think it’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re gonna see 90,000 American troops come marchin’ home by the end of the summer. You’re gonna see a stable government in Iraq that is actually movin’ toward a representative government. I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months, three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed, how they have been deciding to use the political process, rather than guns, to settle their differences.”
    And Obama said this.
    “It’s harder to end a war than begin one,” Obama said at Fort Bragg. “Indeed, everything that American troops have done in Iraq--all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training and the partnering--all of it has led to this moment of success. Now, Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many challenges ahead. But we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations. And we are ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.”
    The CIA said this.
    In February, CIA Director John Brennan told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that al Qaeda camps on both sides of the Syrian-Iraq border are a threat to the United States.

    "Do you believe that there are training camps that have been established on either side of the Iraqi or Syrian border for the purposes of training al Qaida operatives?" House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers asked Brennan.

    Brennan said: "There are camps inside of both Iraq and Syria that are used by al Qaida to develop capabilities that are applicable both in the theater as well as beyond.”

    Chairman Rogers asked: "Do you believe that that ungoverned space presents a real threat to the United States of America, via al Qaida operations, or the West?”

    "I do," said Brennan.
    And the NYTimes said this.
    “President Obama’s announcement on Friday that all American troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year was an occasion for celebration for many, but some top American military officials were dismayed by the announcement, seeing it as the president's putting the best face on a breakdown in tortured negotiations with the Iraqis. And for the negotiators who labored all year to avoid that outcome, it represented the triumph of politics over the reality of Iraq's fragile security's requiring some troops to stay, a fact everyone had assumed would prevail.”
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    More partisan bull****. It amazes me how much more competent Bush (Cheney) gets the longer he is out of office. The man was NEVER competent and set this country so far back it will take years for us recover. You people are like a blaming the fireman because he didn't reconstruct the home after he put out the fire.
    Long on opinion, short on facts.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Long on opinion, short on facts.
    The same thing can be said about some of your posts.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The same thing can be said about some of your posts.

    And yours....

    Should we contine the partisan sniping or respond to the Op ?

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And Obama said this.

    The CIA said this.
    And the NYTimes said this.
    Interesting that he campaigned on doing something that apparently had already been accomplished and after they celebrated 'his' accomplishment the loyalists immediately try to disavow their 'accomplishment' and dump the blame on Bush for that 'accomplishment'.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Because it's up to the Iraqi government to protect and defend their assets. We held their hands and trained their troops for over ten years. Al-Miliki needs to get his **** together and stop favoring the Sh**tes or move over and be replaced with someone that will. The American people don't have the stomach for another war in Iraq.
    I understand, the people are war weary. But where do we draw the line. This is genocide of the most wicked type. Why isn't the rest of the world getting involved? Iraq is not going to be capable of defeating ISIS. When they finish setting up their caliphate they will be coming after us next. When do you get involved when they are beheading your son or raping your daughter or do you decimate them before it gets to that point?
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I understand, the people are war weary. But where do we draw the line. This is genocide of the most wicked type. Why isn't the rest of the world getting involved? Iraq is not going to be capable of defeating ISIS. When they finish setting up their caliphate they will be coming after us next. When do you get involved when they are beheading your son or raping your daughter or do you decimate them before it gets to that point?

    As much as it pains me to agree with you, we almost have no choice to DO whatever it takes to stop them. This is like allowing the Drug Cartels to grow in power and scope. Look what they're doing to the southern border. Criminal behavior wants to grow unchecked, like Hitler and other conquerors. All they know is rule by fear and destruction. It's only going to get worse.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    61 years but I don't think we are still there to protect South Korea. They can protect themselves. i think we feel comfortable being right close to a serious enemy where we can deal with them quickly. It is no different than the Russian inolvement with Cuba and Venezuela.

    We are also still in Germany 68 years after that war. Are we protecting Europe from Germany? Obviously not. We are just closer to Western Russia than we would be at home.
    Well, yeah, but 3 years into the cease fire in either of those theaters we were still there for protection.

    We can address our purpose there again in 50 years, after a generation of peace.
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