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The President Goes Back to Iraq
Commentary, by John Podhoretz

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/7/2014 10:51:25 PM

And so we come full circle. Nearly three years since Barack Obama decided to trade defeat for victory in Iraq by allowing his feckless vice president to fail to “negotiate” a status-of-forces agreement with the Iraqi government he did not really wish to have—since the president wanted to leave, leave, leave, as he had said he would do in 2007—circumstances of the simplest human decency have compelled him to commit U.S. forces to stave off the genocide of the Yazidi sect in Iraq. He is not responsible for the monstrous actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—in no

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/7/2014 11:06:31 PM     (No. 9957493)

Nominate for must read. Very concise. Furious but not raving.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/7/2014 11:40:24 PM     (No. 9957516)

What now? What now? Probably the beginnings of WWIII. A weak America (by its own design), empowered Muslim extremists, Russia to assert supremacy. Only a miracle, if granted, can save the USA.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/7/2014 11:56:41 PM     (No. 9957526)

I don´t disagree with the decision, but there doesn´t seem to be any rhyme or reason for his policies.
Since his bags are packed for Martha´s Vineyard I assume the administration hopes this kicks the can down the road for a few weeks. Then what? All of Kurdistan may fall to ISIS by then, and the calamity will be even more widespread.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/8/2014 12:13:33 AM     (No. 9957532)

"The President Goes Back to Iraq"
Technically, he isn´t going anywhere, but a golf course and Martha´s Vineyard. He can´t even go to our own border while in the same state.

How many of our soldiers will be lost this time ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/8/2014 2:00:07 AM     (No. 9957574)

He is not responsible for the monstrous actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—in no way, and anyone who suggests otherwise is guilty of a great wrong.

Define "responsible". Its NOT wrong to say he invited their actions by making it clear they had free reign to go forth and multiply. Obama tried to bamboozle our media and public by minimizing the threat -- he called them "JV". So typical of these liberals who think they can make problems disappear by sticking their head in the sand.

We had a very clear indication of where this was head months ago (probably much before that, even, I don´t have the intel to know what he knew and when he knew it). By letting them gain strength and territory, Obama made them stronger and much bolder.

I really don´t like it when people like Podhoretz. try to anticipate the criticisms of his perfectly fine analysis by saying "I´m not saying Obama is responsible for this..." when in fact Obama IS responsible for all this.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muggy, 8/8/2014 2:55:32 AM     (No. 9957596)



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Butch, 8/8/2014 2:57:44 AM     (No. 9957597)

Agreed #5. And how about this zinger FTA: "Only a colossal fool would have thrown the Petraeus-Bush gift of an Iraq rescued from civil war and on its way to a stable future in the garbage, and Obama is not a fool. So he didn’t."

Obama most certainly did throw the "Petraeus-Bush gift of an Iraq rescued from civil war" into the trash, and now we have a much bigger mess than we had even with Saddam Hussein.

Winning in Iraq was never a priority for Obama; it was way too "George W. Bush" for his taste. Obama preferred to lose Iraq, just to make a point. So he threw away all the sacrifices made by all those thousands of Coalition troops, for no good reason and under false pretenses. What a despicable little man-child Barack Hussein Obama is.

Enjoy your vacation Mr. President.

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