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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Sadly, I don't think Obama has any choice but to go back.
    Indeed, whats he going to do-blow the war on terror, and leave terrorists committing genocide in the region? That would be his legacy.

    At the same time, Russia and Iran are moving into other parts of the middle east like its cool.

    As much trouble as the ME has, it would be worse with Russia in Egypt and Iran in both Syria (not new) and Iraq.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Interesting poll results up to this point, about a 50-50 spread and across ideological lines. It also tells me I asked and worded the poll appropriately.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Last I heard the US had destroyed 4 technicals (pickup with mounted machine gun). Whats that going to stop?
    If it moves it's toast, day or night. Your info is wrong.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Indeed, whats he going to do-blow the war on terror, and leave terrorists committing genocide in the region? That would be his legacy.

    At the same time, Russia and Iran are moving into other parts of the middle east like its cool.

    As much trouble as the ME has, it would be worse with Russia in Egypt and Iran in both Syria (not new) and Iraq.
    Gee, wouldn't it of been nice if you could have relayed that info to GW Bush before he overthrew Iran's biggest enemy in the region and handed Iraq to them on a silver platter? It is called upsetting the balance of power in the region. It didn't make the Sunnis happy either..not one bit and now we have ISIS. They are recruiting right now in the Sunni areas of Iraq and getting too many takers, and we supply the weapons. Cause and effect, actions and consequences. All concepts far too deep for GW to grasp apparently. You do understand that all this is the result of Bush not doing his homework in grade school...dont you?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/09/world/...-isis-recruit/
    Last edited by iguanaman; 08-13-14 at 12:55 AM.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    If it moves it's toast, day or night. Your info is wrong.
    That was the latest info I heard, as of Sunday night. Got a link?

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Gee, wouldn't it of been nice if you could have relayed that info to GW Bush before he overthrew Iran's biggest enemy in the region and handed Iraq to them on a silver platter? It is called upsetting the balance of power in the region. It didn't make the Sunnis happy either..not one bit and now we have ISIS. They are recruiting right now in the Sunni areas of Iraq and getting too many takers, and we supply the weapons. Cause and effect, actions and consequences. All concepts far too deep for GW to grasp apparently. You do understand that all this is the result of Bush not doing his homework in grade school...dont you?

    ISIS recruiting on the rise in Iraq, officials say - CNN.com
    Obama has left Iraq to Iran, and Russia. Masterful both diplomatically and strategically.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    I think obama is right to go back, maybe change his strategy a bit by taking Carter with him to negotiate directly with ISIS and maybe give them a stern warning, maybe draw a red line as a last resort if he really wants to scare them. i think if he does these things, peace and tranquility, general team obama good will, will be restored to the region and then obama can come home and focus on the real issues we face witj much more needed access to birth control and a gauranteed living wage for every american and anyone who makes to our soil illegally.
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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama has already had Special Forces in Iraq for months, and now in light of massacres of civilians we are scaling up our presence-including airstrikes against military targets. Obama has suggested this could go on for some time.

    Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    This is a human catastrophe of massive scale and clearly a matter for the international community. The US should help organize an international solution. He should also be very vocal in pointing at the countries that do not help with meaningful military forces. It cannot continue to be the case that countries like germany, Japan or China stand aside, when policing is required, while the US pays in treasure and bodies and is demonized for its efforts.

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    That was the latest info I heard, as of Sunday night. Got a link?
    Since there will be no U.S. forces on the ground as target designators or air controllers, being able to see a target from the air will be crucial. So, a column of ISIS trucks or—as seen early Friday morning—a captured artillery piece firing against Kurdish positions, each make easy acquisition. Against these targets, airpower is nearly invincible. One thinks of the devastation released over two decades ago by U.S. airpower on the "Highway of Death" (albeit these forces were not attacking, but retreating—but the signature is the same)

    So when President Obama talks about targeted airstrikes to protect American personnel in Baghdad or Irbil, he is, in essence, saying that if ISIS attacks toward these cities, we will use airstrikes on their then-vulnerable forces.
    ISIS: Can air power stop its advance? (Opinion) - CNN.com

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    Re: Is Obama right to go back into Iraq?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Honestly, I no longer see any difference between Obama and Dubya. Remember at the end of Animal Farm in which the pigs and humans get drunk and celebrate and the other animals can no longer tell which one is human and which is a pig? Thats what Im feeling now.
    Oh, there is a difference between the US and the IS.

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