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U.S. needs partner against ISIS in Iraq
Chicago Sun-Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/12/2014 9:32:26 AM

President Obama doesn’t have much of a plan, but neither does anybody else. Proceed with caution. Obama’s initial response to the rise and deadly spread of an extremist militant group in Iraq and Syria is full of holes. It is doubtful that American airstrikes will be enough to sufficiently turn back the Islamist insurgents. It is doubtful that airstrikes alone will be enough to secure an escape path for all 20,000 Yazidis, a religious minority group still under siege on a barren mountaintop. It is even questionable whether the one major condition Obama has placed on further U.S. military support

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Obama to partner: ´You go first. I´ll lead from behind´.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Policom, 8/12/2014 10:03:26 AM     (No. 9962794)

These guys should be easy to beat. Load the missiles with Bacon Bits and threaten to fire them. That should immobilize the terrorists long enough to round them up and put them in Siberia where they belong.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 8/12/2014 10:08:34 AM     (No. 9962801)

What a childish editorial. Saddam was a trumped up threat? Go it alone now and go it alone forever? This looks like it was written by an intern. Obama has a partner in the Kurds. If he thinks he might have one in Iran he´s a bigger fool than he appears.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/12/2014 11:21:41 AM     (No. 9962935)

ANSWER: THE KURDS. All they´ve asked for is a transfer of weapons...they´ll do the rest. It ain´t rocket science, it´s just rockets that they need (and other weapons that go "BOOM").

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harper, 8/12/2014 3:19:35 PM     (No. 9963347)

Just like the runup to WW2. A strutting and bloviating Hitler was empowered by the hand-wringing western left. In Britain, appeasement was in full flower and their media, as ever, was a front line soldier in the projection of cowardice, helplessness and disarmament.

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