Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I remember back in the 90s when ISIS was marching town to town unchallenged killing all those who got in their way.
Oh wait, that didn't happen until Obama based a critical Foreign Policy decision on a stupid Political narrative.
Obama himself acknowledged a peaceful stable Iraq and when Bush jr left it Iraq citizens were voting in open elections.
Even Iraqi Women were allowed to vote without the fear of persecution.
Your Bush obsession is clouding your judgement ....again.
Thats not to say Bush didnt make some doozy mistakes all on his own. But the bipartisan war effort ended the moment Saddam surrendered and hauled ass.
What had become of that "sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq," just three years later? Where has it gone? Either Mr. Obama was lying, or he has quickly squandered that extraordinary achievement he boasted of. He, General Dempsey, and others in his administration are now openly admitting they were caught by surprise--that they had no plan to counter what has happened. For more than a year, Mr. Obama watched as this malignancy grew in Syria. But he did nothing, dismissing ISIS as a "JV team." He finally began a token military effort last summer, but it has been so puny that the jihadists have gained ground against it. Within the past few weeks Ramadi, a city of a half-million or more people only sixty miles from Baghdad, has fallen to them.
Really? What evidence is there for that? The U.S. still maintains a substantial force in South Korea, more than sixty years after the end of the war there. I don't see that it is at any disadvantage to anyone or ever has been, or that there has been any race against the clock. It was and is a strong military force, and the U.S. will maintain it there as long as it sees fit.But occupying forces are always at a disadvantage, it's a race against the clock.
Military experts argued for a somewhat smaller force of that kind to be left in Iraq, but Mr. Obama didn't want one. So he used an existing status-of-forces agreement as a flimsy excuse for throwing up his hands helplessly and doing nothing. Imagine Franklin Roosevelt, or Harry Truman, or Dwight Eisenhower, or John Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan meekly letting the U.S.-approved leader of a piss-ant country the U.S. had overrun with hundreds of thousands of troops deny him, if he had been determined to keep a small part of that force there.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville