It is not just the Sunnis who don't trust Obama, it is our traditional Allies as well. Calling Netanyahu "chicken****"?? This is teenage trash talk unbefitting a serious word power and its leadership. And of course we should remember Obama's insults against the British. I know it's been said before but Obama does seem to give more respect to Americans enemies than its Allies.
However you do not seem to understand that the SOF Agreements, and there are over 80 of them in existence right now, are always renegotiated regularly. They all have an expiration date in order that any troubling issues can be discussed and agreed to. This is normal, just as was the one in Iraq.
First be clear that it was Obama's promise, not that of the Bush Administration, the CIA or the military. It was all Obama. You can ask yourself, perhaps, whether Obama withdrew the troops because he had to, because he promised to, or that Maliki gave him his marching orders. Which do you think it is?Obama went through with America's promise and made good on our word as a nation.
I cannot help with what you think, understand, or opine. I'm only interested in the circumstances in Iraq at the time they took place and the disaster we have there now. Unlike his supporters I have no emotional investment in Barrack Obama. He is just another politician as far as I'm concerned.I can't help but think that if he hadn't, you'd be leading the chorus denouncing him.
A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B. He promised to, and had to.First be clear that it was Obama's promise, not that of the Bush Administration, the CIA or the military. It was all Obama. You can ask yourself, perhaps, whether Obama withdrew the troops because he had to, because he promised to, or that Maliki gave him his marching orders. Which do you think it is?
Thanks Grant......That's the one thing this country has been lacking under BO and his Team.....and whats worse it isn't just being proven to us. It is being validated to other World Leaders. Which it will later be validated by History.
Still.....I do give TDS a lot of credit as for a young guy. He is up on a lot of Foreign policy not like many nowadays. It is; where the Big boys play, that affects Everyone's daily lives. Whether they know it or not.
Why would you male that assumption??So assuming that there wouldn't be one going forward, which is a fairly safe assumption, then what?He didn't "have to" do anything. Again, all the advice was against what he decided. And please get serious about Barrack Obama's "promises". We both should understand their worth.A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B. He promised to, and had to.
The one thing I have a problem with is, all using the excuse that Maliki was weak. Yet here was a weak leader and a weak government, with weak Armed Forces.....and yet we couldn't get them to agree to our terms for a SOFA. Here BO and his team couldn't find a way to use all their Elite liberal mannerisms and get this weak Leader and Weak government to come to terms with a deal.
Yet it was BO's own people who said that BO and Team didn't like Maliki......that he didn't care for Maliki like he didn't care for Karzi.
Now you know, there was a model that BO could have followed. I believe the Sicilians perfected it with those they don't like. Note: it was called Strictly Business.