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Obama’s Iraq disaster
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/16/2014 11:00:33 AM

In 2011, the situation in Iraq was so good that the Obama administration was actually trying to take credit for it, with Vice President Joe Biden declaring that Iraq “could be one of the great achievements of this administration.” Now in 2014, as Iraq descends into chaos, Democrats are trying to blame the fiasco on — you guessed it — George W. Bush. “I don’t think this is our responsibility,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, declaring that the unfolding disaster in Iraq “represents the failed policies that took us down this path 10 years ago.” Sorry, but this is a mess

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This is an excellent summary of the Iraq crisis. Once again Obama knew best, ignored the advice of his military commanders and these are the horrific results.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 6/16/2014 11:25:57 AM     (No. 9887857)

Thank you for posting this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/16/2014 12:19:19 PM     (No. 9887935)

Unfortunately the the Obama crew and the liberal Democrats will blame G. W. Bush and half the country will believe them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 6/16/2014 12:30:13 PM     (No. 9887960)

Happily, the Kurdish peshmerga forces took control of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Arab (Iraqi) forces assigned to their defense. In so doing (it took about 1 & 1/2 hours) they kept ISIS from taking these areas.

It was crushing to see Mosul fall, a city where Major General David "King David" Petraeus and his 101st Airborne troops had such success in improving things. I shall never forgive this administration for surrendering these gains.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 6/16/2014 12:32:21 PM     (No. 9887967)

Democrats, once again refuse responsibility for failing to lead...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 6/16/2014 2:53:15 PM     (No. 9888154)

A few short decades ago, Democrats, like Republicans, put political differences aside whenever the interests of the country were threatened.

Now the Democrats always put political chicanery and internationalist theories ahead of America. Maybe it is too obvious for many Americans to see.

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