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Iraq crisis: Q & A with General David
Petraeus´s former executive officer

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:attercliffe, 6/18/2014 3:57:40 AM

Is Obama right to resist calls from some in the West and the Maliki government to order air strikes against Isis? What President Obama said on the South Lawn is exactly right. There is zero chance of Isis taking Baghdad. It is a city that swallows up armies. I was a brigade combat team commander in 2003-2004 and I had more than 3,500 combat soldiers and I had trouble keeping a lid on just two districts, much less the entire city. This is what Isis would face if they got to Baghdad. They would face the Iraqi army, which would fight

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 6/18/2014 5:47:35 AM     (No. 9890295)

Maybe ISIS knows people respond more to decapitation and rape than passing out toys.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/18/2014 7:11:27 AM     (No. 9890341)

Unfortunately for General Petraeus, his credibility is gone, at least for me. As I read his comments I ask, why should anyone believe you? I´ll listen to the other retired Generals I see on Fox.

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