Should have left a residual force. Should not have lied about the rise if ISIS. Should call them ISIS, not ISL. Should have met them head on with a quick strike force. Those are just for a start.
Amen, when our POTUS communicates to these terrorists that he's not fighting to win, and then gives them withdrawal deadlines he's giving them implicit permission to continue. These are NOT the type to surrender to, ever.
I am surprised that no one on this board is familiar with negotiations. The Iraqis had an excellent bargaining chip. They failed to realize that Obama was not a leader. He was an empty suit best suited to lying to his own stupid supporters that securing a lasting peace in Iraq.
Obama's chickens are coming home to roost.
Thats it. Just another consequence of a weak leader who isn't used to give and take, or opposition, or even cooperating with the other side. His domestic failures mirror his foreign policy failures in that sense.
Im thinking even Jimmy Carter could have done better.
Ah, so now the Iraqis wouldn't let that go because it was Obama in the first place. The man's very existence led them to that stance.
Well, that's a new one. While I do enjoy watching you guys twist yourselves into rhetorical pretzels to blame all of our problems on Obama, it's kinda getting boring.
Thats not what he said-Obama's weak leadership and diplomatic skills present in different ways, this is one example. Keep in mind all the while his own staff was telling him to leave a force or face what would become ISIS.
Obama let this happen Kobie, and he did it for politics.
I'm way to lazy to read the thread (it is over 37 pages) but did the miracle happen and you got a coherent response for an alternative plan...or did he just do what he always does and resort to insults and then flee?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu