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White House advisers lays out scenarios
for U.S. troops fighting Iraqi militants

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/2/2014 10:24:02 AM

President Obama promises that the U.S. troops he’s sending to Iraq won’t get into another shooting war, but a top White House adviser has listed several scenarios that would prompt direct military action against Islamic militants. Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to the president, said the U.S. “has a role to play in a number of different ways” that could result in military engagements in Iraq. The government in Baghdad is fighting militants loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and Mr. Obama has sent nearly 500 U.S. troops to protect the U.S. embassy and the airport in Baghdad, and to serve as military advisers.

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These are the type of cynical dRATS "rules of engagement" that have had our troops killed in most conflicts and wars. Having the superior force does NOT mean that we wait till they kill US before being "defensive" in our response. Because of his unconstitutional actions, sooner or later, we will need to restore the draft to fight the "wars" that could have been averted by striking a known enemy threatening US first.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/2/2014 10:42:33 AM     (No. 9908207)

Decisions about the deployment of US troops and the reigning ROE should not be based on opinion polls! Unfortunately, that´s how this administration does everything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3, 7/2/2014 10:49:32 AM     (No. 9908219)

Gen. Rhodes lays out a brilliant strategy as usual.

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