Then Obama pulled out us out completely and ignored the Iraqi govt's pleas for help when ISIS started taking territory. And when he finally decided to send help, he tied the military's hands.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Well this situation with Ramadi bring things into perspective......which they still have containment considered as an option.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fall of Ramadi calls into question the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq. Is there a Plan B?
The current U.S. approach is a blend of retraining and rebuilding the Iraqi army, prodding Baghdad to reconcile with the nation's Sunnis, and bombing Islamic State targets from the air without committing American ground combat troops. But the rout revealed a weak Iraqi army, slow reconciliation and a bombing campaign that, while effective, is not decisive. On Monday, administration officials acknowledged the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, as a "setback" in America's latest effort in Iraq. They still maintained the campaign would ultimately bring victory.
It seems highly unlikely that President Barack Obama would take the more dramatic route of sending ground combat forces into Iraq to rescue the situation in Ramadi or elsewhere. A White House spokesman, Eric Shultz, said Monday the U.S. will continue its support through airstrikes, advisers and trainers; he pointed to an intensified series of coalition air assaults in the Ramadi area, which included eight strikes overnight Sunday.....snip~
Rout in Ramadi calls US Iraq strategy into question - AP News 5/18/2015 6:53 PM
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
But boots on the ground, just sucks the US in farther.
The hardline Shia have displaced Abadi.
And consider he was also part of the Maliki regime who targeted Sunni's. And was seen by many as a weak sister.
Let them go at it.
The country will eventually split along sectarian lines.
Why place troops into a ****hole.
It does not serve a strategic position. It serves Iran's though.
Welcome to one of the repercussions from replacing Saddam.
BAGHDAD — As Shiite militiamen began streaming toward Ramadi on Monday to try to reverse the loss of the city to the Islamic State, the defeat has given new momentum to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s rivals within his own Shiite political bloc.
At the urging of American officials who sought to sideline the militias, Mr. Abadi had, in effect, gambled that the combination of United States airstrikes and local Sunni tribal fighters would be able to drive Islamic State fighters out of the city as fighting intensified in recent weeks. The hope was that a victory in Ramadi could also serve as a push for a broader offensive to retake the Sunni heartland of Anbar Province.
Then there was the Kurds.....which Right now Abadi is the one who is holding up their shipments of arms. The Shia will side with Iran anyways. Now even Iran is popping off that they should have been allowed to take the lead on this. Which we know the Sunni Tribes are not going for that.
Once again the Sunni Iraqi Army gave up ground to the Sunni ISIS fighters.