Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
There was never any better. A hornets nest was kicked, we destabilized a regime and allowed others to set up shop.
Since we cannot turn back time and undo the clusterfudge of a mistake (going into Iraq), the best we can do is to learn from our mistakes. A first step in this learning process would be to stay the hell out of the Middle East. The only way to "make sure" things go "well" is to stay there forever with a large presence. Can we agree that is a FITH thing to do?
Iraq is not a perfect place, but we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government... In Afghanistan we’ve broken the momentum of the Taliban... And around the globe, as we draw down in Iraq, we have gone after al Qaeda so that terrorists who threaten America will have no safe haven. - Barack Obama
Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq, ABC's Raddatz claims
Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq, ABC's Raddatz claims | PunditFact
BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits.
Iraq PM: Immunity issue scuttled US troop deal - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - Conflict in Iraq | NBC News
President Obama pulled U.S. forces out of Iraq in 2011 because he couldn’t get Iraq’s parliament to offer U.S. soldiers immunity from Iraqi prosecution. But now Obama is promising to send in hundreds of special operations forces based on a written promise that these soldiers will not be tried in Iraq’s famously compromised courts for actions they are taking in defense of Baghdad.
The U.S. military and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have opposed sending any special operations teams to Iraq until there is a written agreement from Iraq’s government that they will not be prosecuted under Iraqi law. On Monday, the White House spokesman said those promises were provided in an exchange of diplomatic notes. The delay in getting that agreement is one of many reasons why the Pentagon and the White House were reluctant to support air strikes inside Iraq—despite lobbying from Secretary of State John Kerry and his aides.
Obama Does a U-Turn on Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq - The Daily Beast
So, in short, I agree with Obama on this one. Unless Iraq agrees to give our boys immunity from Iraq's archaic and uncivilized, backward-ass penal system, they can fight their own damn battles.
AND... if we do go in. Hit them hard, fast and leave no camel un-turned. Let Allah sort them out.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
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