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Progressive leaders back Obama’s
military strikes on Iraq… for now

Hot Air, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/10/2014 3:43:00 PM

“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” President Barack Obama told reporters following the start of renewed airstrikes on Iraqi insurgents. “I think this is going to take some time.” The president spent the majority of his address to the press noting that dramatic political reforms and a new government in Baghdad is the only permanent solution to the present crisis. In the absence of that political solution, however, American airpower must ensure that pro-Western elements in the Kurdish and Shiite areas of Iraq do not fall to the Sunni fundamentalist militia.“In the absence of an Iraqi

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/10/2014 7:38:59 PM     (No. 9960825)

What exactly is a Progressive LEADER?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: EQKimball, 8/10/2014 8:24:11 PM     (No. 9960852)

Obama could take a stroll in his underwear down Constitution Ave. and progressive leaders would support him.

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