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Team Obama reveals that
it tried to rescue Foley

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/20/2014 10:56:20 PM

When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. The attempt, involving several dozen U.S. commandos, one of whom was injured in a fierce firefight with the militants, was the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the country’s descent into civil war. It came after at least six European hostages freed by the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/20/2014 11:10:22 PM     (No. 9974503)

Damage control for dereliction of duty.

I don´t believe this happened, and true or false it shouldn´t have been disclosed. The disclosure has now put ? many more in harm´s way. Irresponsible.

Denis McDonough is usually at the bottom of this stuff - The Fixer - and he is a dangerous. His sole mission in life - other than to elevate his own position, is to protect Obie´s image.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/20/2014 11:10:36 PM     (No. 9974504)

It seems to have worked as well as Zippycare. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/20/2014 11:36:45 PM     (No. 9974521)

Just realized that the 40 to 50 Justice Department agents Obama ordered into Ferguson are the same ones who failed to find the American hostages in Syria in July. The Syrian rescue mission wasn´t done by US military, for our guys would have succeeded. Rather, it was Eric Holder´s hand picked team of lawyers from Justice who were sent to find the journalists held by IS.

These same 40 to 50 lawyers are going to fail on their latest mission because they will not find a smidgen of evidence that the Ferguson police officer acted in any way other than self defense. At the moment, self-defense in a life threatening situation is not considered a criminal or civil offense. Obama´s goons and Holder will have to amuse themselves by imposing racial hiring & promotion quotas on Ferguson´s police department.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/20/2014 11:42:37 PM     (No. 9974523)

I suspect (only suspect) that Obama equates the beheading of Mr Foley with the termination of the flying side of rancid beef in Ferguson.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 8/21/2014 12:05:55 AM     (No. 9974533)

Hey, you know who else tried a failed rescue mission... Jimmy Carter and the hostages in Iran.

The failed result was the same, but at least we did not have to hear about it a day after it happened.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 8/21/2014 1:28:03 AM     (No. 9974553)

I do not believe zippy or even lawyers/shylocks went into Syria--unless it was to fist bump some mussies.

My despise-ignation (my new word) of the kenyan idiot grows exponentially.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/21/2014 7:37:51 AM     (No. 9974692)

CYA so he could get back to the golf course.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/21/2014 7:40:29 AM     (No. 9974696)

If we knew what really happened, it would probably turn out that Obama could not make a decision, dithering until the hostages were moved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/21/2014 7:40:49 AM     (No. 9974698)

If you like your rescue story, you can keep your rescue story.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/21/2014 7:56:19 AM     (No. 9974722)

#5, I was thinkin´ the same thing. The parallels to Jimmah Carter are eerie.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/21/2014 8:21:05 AM     (No. 9974744)

This maneuver is ingrained in black culture. He expects to get props for this.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Arby, 8/21/2014 8:46:06 AM     (No. 9974770)

Carter redivivus. Failed rescue attempts ´r us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/21/2014 9:08:10 AM     (No. 9974805)

Liberal Playbook 101: It´s the good intentions that matter, not the actual outcome.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/21/2014 9:08:46 AM     (No. 9974806)

Yea, two boys and a dog went into Syria and couldn´t find them...

What a pathetic piece of work. I´ll bet the rescuers were set up to fail by bad intel manipulated by Obie´s thugs.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/21/2014 9:10:38 AM     (No. 9974811)

Thumping his skinny little chest again over what is most likely another al-Obama LIE.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 8/21/2014 9:44:11 AM     (No. 9974869)

He voted for a rescue before he voted against it? Why on earth would the Administration, given their history of secrecy, admit to a failed mission?

Something isn´t right. Was there really a mission? What about the injured Special Forces guy, can he talk to reporters?

Why admit to a failure? I still can´t get past that, except perhaps to say, "At least we tried."

Well, big deal. Try again until you get it right. Or won´t Valerie allow it?



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Reply 17 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/21/2014 9:53:50 AM     (No. 9974885)

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tonyp173, 8/21/2014 10:00:42 AM     (No. 9974898)

The historical accuracy of the so-called Children´s Crusade in the 13th Century has been challenged. According to legend, tens of thousands of children, believing in the miraculous powers of their leaders, followed them on a "peaceful" crusade to convert Muslims and liberate the Holy Land. Of course, it ended badly, with either the deaths or enslavement of the childish crusaders. Whether true or not, the Children´s Crusade provides an object lesson for the Obama Administrations serial and disastrous failures in Mideast policy. ISIL presents an existential threat to civilization, not just in Syria and Iraq--but world wide. Obama´s tepid, uninspired responses to the threat will be his legacy of shame. Generations of Americans will pay a high price because our nation elected this arrogant, incompetent, narcissistic, empty suit and the like-minded, equally progressive media gave him political cover. Lesson One: DO NOT elect a person to high office who never had a real job, voted present as a state senator, and wouldn´t reveal the transcripts of his academic work. Yeah, Obama has screwed this up, but a majority of Americans elected him---twice.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/21/2014 10:06:27 AM     (No. 9974907)

Well IF they tried, chalk up one more failure for the regime.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/21/2014 10:15:02 AM     (No. 9974920)

"Hope and Change" is revealed as "Tried and Failed" as this foolish, incompetent, and corrupt administration cannot get anything done.

To liberals good intent seems to be sufficient. Time to celebrate on the golf course.

Of course, no one wants BO campaigning for them so he might as well pay golf. We know he doesn´t know how to be president.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: strike3, 8/21/2014 11:14:39 AM     (No. 9974984)

Just when you thought this gaggle of stupid, clueless amateurs running our government couldn´t do worse... This should be TopSecret information. It will make life harder for every military member and CIA operative in the field, not to mention the lives of everyone else captured by terrorists.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: texas_gop, 8/21/2014 11:18:29 AM     (No. 9975002)

How was this expected to work? I believe we still do not allow our side to have spies and undercover operatives sent in to infiltrate and mix with undesirable elements. Most intel would be very dubious at best.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Analyn, 8/21/2014 11:38:59 AM     (No. 9975061)

These people don´t even realize how asinine and stupid they look, and if lives and our country weren´t at stake, they would be our "Joke of the Day." Every day.

This idiotic mind-set pervades the entire progressive movement. I happened on one of their blogs yesterday and couldn´t believe what I was reading. One person actually wrote, "President Obama never gets credit for all the horrifying things that could have happened in the last 6 years or so but didn’t."

I´m still laughing.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/21/2014 11:44:06 AM     (No. 9975081)

Liberal media outlets are reporting that Obama did his part in attempting to rescue the American hostages, and that it was the special operations forces who failed to rescue the hostages.

Obviously by releasing information concerning this highly classified special operations mission, the White House political operatives were trying to make Obama look good, and if the special operations forces happened to be thrown under the bus to make that happen so be it. This is just another instance of the Obama crew putting politics over national security.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/21/2014 12:05:13 PM     (No. 9975129)

Very interesting. Would that be the real reason Foley was killed? Especially if they were in negotiations at the time of the raid.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 8/21/2014 1:18:52 PM     (No. 9975287)

This just goes to prove Limbaugh´s point that with libs, good intentions are everything, not results. Also a feeble attempt at cya I would add.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: little guy, 8/21/2014 2:39:22 PM     (No. 9975390)

Don´t believe it for a second. When a Navy Seal says it, then I´ll believe it.

Talk about the big fish that got away! I swear --- I almost caught a whale in the lake!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Namma, 8/21/2014 2:57:18 PM     (No. 9975417)

suuuure he did...he couldn´t complete the phone call to IS

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Daylily, 8/21/2014 3:01:39 PM     (No. 9975426)

He´s lied so many times - why should we believe him now. This administration has to be the largest collection of stupid ever! I weep almost every time I think about James Foley and his parents; I blame Obama for every dastardly thing that happens.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney, 8/21/2014 3:20:01 PM     (No. 9975454)

Another 0bama failure. ...There are so many & they are continuing to devastate.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jglas, 8/21/2014 3:30:50 PM     (No. 9975483)

Good intentions people! Good intentions. Results don´t matter but you do have to award points for having good intentions . . . that´s the law of liberal do-gooding.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: uno, 8/21/2014 6:31:22 PM     (No. 9975688)

Chuck Hagel sez the operation wuz flawless!
Flawless I tell ya!
... except they weren´t there ...

looks like Chuckles has been chewing on the same funny sugar cubes as Joe Biteme!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 8/21/2014 7:27:10 PM     (No. 9975734)

When you start badmouthing special operations people - that´s like the ultimate in stupid. He´ll never hear it coming.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tianne, 8/21/2014 10:17:31 PM     (No. 9975909)

Perhaps if the President spent more time in the situation room than on a gold course, enemies could be better identified and located, troops and civilians could stand a better chance of being protected, and our beloved America could be spared the embarrassment of appearing incompetent and foolish to the world.

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It is the stuff that nightmares are made of, and day by day it is getting worse. The Ebola epidemic, says Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now “the greatest peacetime challenge” since the Second World War. Yet her own organisation’s tardiness, partly caused by cuts, together with reductions in--and misuse of--funds elsewhere, are largely responsible for Ebola spiralling out of control. [Snip] It’s just the beginning. At present the numbers of people infected are thought to be doubling in under 30 days--and the blue-chip US Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that, if Ebola

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
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ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It


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