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Analysts doubt U.S. strikes
will do the job in Iraq

Washington Times, by Guy Taylor

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/8/2014 11:14:49 PM

President Obama’s authorization of air strikes in Iraq has triggered unease among high-level former U.S. officials who say the administration still lacks a coherent strategy for beating back the growing al Qaeda-inspired militancy in the war-torn nation. Retired Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik told The Washington Times that the strikes Friday against artillery and mortar positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were “necessary but not sufficient” to seriously confront threat now posed to the region and to the wider world. “There needs to be be a more comprehensive strategy rooted in the security interests

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/8/2014 11:47:07 PM     (No. 9958731)

"“This looks like something that’s been dreamed up inside the White House and not dreamed up at U.S. Central Command,” he said."

Obama is calling his bombing campaign Operation Vineyard Freedom in order to show ISIS and Islamic terrorists everywhere that it takes more than beheadings and the destruction of Christianity to keep Obama off of a Martha´s Vineyard golf course. Operation Vineyard Freedom will last for the length of Obama´s vacay. Once his 16 day extravaganza is over, Obama will call a halt to Op VF so that he focus on his presidential routine of fund raising, parties and golf.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: SPARKY JOE, 8/9/2014 2:43:04 AM     (No. 9958812)

#1 - Great Post

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 8/9/2014 2:58:17 AM     (No. 9958815)

The frightened ladies of the Dem party will only allow too little, too late, just enough for bragging rights [Obsama bin Laden is dead...] to say they tried a military solution that didn´t work, while not angering the Muslim Brotherhood.

Watch out for renewed attacks on the Tea Party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: elsando, 8/9/2014 9:17:43 AM     (No. 9959090)

For this challenge Obama needs to draw on the brilliance he displayed with "Cash for Clunkers".

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