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Krauthammer: Debate over American
boots on the ground in Iraq a ´red herring´

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/21/2014 9:55:37 PM

Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that controversy surrounding the idea of putting American troops on the ground in Iraq is a "red herring," adding the U.S. needs to instead launch an air war against the Islamic State militants. Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said there is "no reason" the U.S. cannot provide air cover for the boots already on the ground helping the Peshmerga, the Kurds and the special forces of Iraq fight the terrorists. "It’s about a war on these people which doesn’t mean boots on the ground," he said.

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Debate and talk, like 0bama does pitifully, is useless. Time for action..or shut up.

      


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Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that controversy surrounding the idea of putting American troops on the ground in Iraq is a "red herring," adding the U.S. needs to instead launch an air war against the Islamic State militants. Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said there is "no reason" the U.S. cannot provide air cover for the boots already on the ground helping the Peshmerga, the Kurds and the special forces of Iraq fight the terrorists. "It’s about a war on these people which doesn’t mean boots on the ground," he said.

   

 

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