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´This is internal US politics to show we´re
doing something´: Retired four-star general
´dismayed´ at Obama´s failure to use ´decisive´
force in Iraq in face of ´huge unfolding tragedy´

Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko & Francesca Chambers

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/8/2014 10:32:48 AM

A retired four-star U.S. Army General said Friday that President Barack Obama´s authorization of targeted airstrikes in northern Iraq is a ´political gesture´ calculated to provide the impression that the U.S. is ´doing something´ about a humanitarian crisis developing there. ´There´s a huge tragedy unfolding: 1.5 million refugees, a couple of hundred thousand just in the last few weeks. 50,000 of this minority group stuck on – up in the mountains,´ Gen. Garry McCaffrey said on MSNBC. ´But these are political gestures using military power.´ ´We dropped three aircraft loads of water and food to 50,000 people in the mountains. Now we´re striking

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McCaffrey isn´t exactly a bastion of conservatism. Those morons on MessNBC were probably apoplectic. Of course there are meaningless statements in the article from the usual suspects, McCain, Graham and Peter King. They just babble.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/8/2014 10:50:28 AM     (No. 9957924)

Well, so long as Øbama does not have to delay his vacation plans.

Truth is, a horror is coming to rival any the world ever experienced. Good men are doing nothing...It comes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cheeflo, 8/8/2014 11:27:40 AM     (No. 9957999)

That´s my take on it, too. Everything he does is politically motivated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: goose, 8/8/2014 1:28:36 PM     (No. 9958165)

Garry McCaffrey? How about Barry.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/8/2014 1:39:40 PM     (No. 9958184)

"G" key and "B" key next to each other on the keyboard.

Automated spell-checking -- no humans involved.

Case closed.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: toodles3956, 8/8/2014 3:13:00 PM     (No. 9958285)

Don´t you wonder if the military hasn´t considered a coup to stuff the POTUS away in a closet somewhere so they can do their jobs? Bring lots of duct tape!

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