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    Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    'In what appears to be the peak of arrogance (at the ignorance of the American people), Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has just announced that an additional 130 "military advisers" - mostly Marines - will be sent to Iraq to help the Kurds fight ISIS. We have two simple questions: 1) Since when did Marines become non-combat-troops? and 2) Is the President going to call all their wives and explain that their boots will not touch the ground? As gentle reminder, no less than 8 hours ago the administration was considering 75 'military advisers' and now it's nearly double that?'

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    And so it continues...slowly ramping up American involvement.

    4,000+ U.S. deaths (most of them during GW Bush's watch) in a Middle Eastern quagmire seems to be not enough for Obama.

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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'In what appears to be the peak of arrogance (at the ignorance of the American people), Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has just announced that an additional 130 "military advisers" - mostly Marines - will be sent to Iraq to help the Kurds fight ISIS. We have two simple questions: 1) Since when did Marines become non-combat-troops? and 2) Is the President going to call all their wives and explain that their boots will not touch the ground? As gentle reminder, no less than 8 hours ago the administration was considering 75 'military advisers' and now it's nearly double that?'

    Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise | Zero Hedge


    And so it continues...slowly ramping up American involvement.

    4,000+ U.S. deaths (most of them during GW Bush's watch) in a Middle Eastern quagmire seems to be not enough for Obama.
    And would you let ISIS become so powerful they then become a threat to the U.S.?

    The World needs to do something about ISIS, not just the U.S. but I would support a response to them if we had support from the world in money, equipment and troops from ALL U.N. nations.

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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    advise my ass

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    Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt should be dealing with this. The US has done enough damage and proven that all we can do is fan flames and add fuel to the fire.
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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt should be dealing with this. The US has done enough damage and proven that all we can do is fan flames and add fuel to the fire.
    That's a highly naive statement.

    Iran, that's funny.
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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'In what appears to be the peak of arrogance (at the ignorance of the American people), Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has just announced that an additional 130 "military advisers" - mostly Marines - will be sent to Iraq to help the Kurds fight ISIS. We have two simple questions: 1) Since when did Marines become non-combat-troops? and 2) Is the President going to call all their wives and explain that their boots will not touch the ground? As gentle reminder, no less than 8 hours ago the administration was considering 75 'military advisers' and now it's nearly double that?'

    Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise | Zero Hedge


    And so it continues...slowly ramping up American involvement.

    4,000+ U.S. deaths (most of them during GW Bush's watch) in a Middle Eastern quagmire seems to be not enough for Obama.
    Really? Just what prey tell do you think that 130 Marines are going to contribute in any significant combat role. Besides, Marines learned pretty quick how to work with these guys during the Iraq War so I wouldn't doubt them in that capability.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt should be dealing with this. The US has done enough damage and proven that all we can do is fan flames and add fuel to the fire.
    Exactly what do you think any of those countries can accomplish that we couldn't? Not to mention the fact that I'm pretty sure these countries have zero expertise in fighting cooperatively. Some maybe here and there but even then that's limited.

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    That's a highly naive statement.

    Iran, that's funny.
    Why is that funny? Iran is a bigger ally of the Maliki government at this point than we are, and ISIS is a bigger threat to Iran at this moment than to the US.

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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    advise my ass
    I'd advise it to stay right where it is. OTOH, I agree that "shoot over there" likely leads to "Give me that damn thing. You aren't hitting anything." We've seen this before.

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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And would you let ISIS become so powerful they then become a threat to the U.S.?

    The World needs to do something about ISIS, not just the U.S. but I would support a response to them if we had support from the world in money, equipment and troops from ALL U.N. nations.
    I don't think that was the point. Obama and clan have repeatably said no boots on the ground, like you can keep your Dr. BS Yet we have war planes in the air bombing and BOOTS on the ground and growing.
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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Really? Just what prey tell do you think that 130 Marines are going to contribute in any significant combat role. Besides, Marines learned pretty quick how to work with these guys during the Iraq War so I wouldn't doubt them in that capability.
    This is not the first 130, this is in addition to those already sent over. No boots on the ground my ass.
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    Re: Obama Sends Another 130 Marines Into Iraq To... Advise

    We've heard this from Obama and his administration before haven't we?

    "If you like your doctor you can keep you doctor...."
    "I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habius corpus"
    "That I think is one of the most important things the next President can do is try to bring us together, and stop trying to fan the flames of division that have become so standard in our politics in Washington."
    "That's why today I'm pledging that we cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office."

    Now we have "No new ground troops in Iraq".

    Seems I saw this movie before....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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