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Stopping the worst people on Earth
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/21/2014 10:06:49 PM

Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the Mosul dam. Previous strikes had relieved the siege of Mount Sinjar and helped the Kurds retake two strategic towns that had opened the road to a possible Islamic State assault on Irbil, the capital of Kurdistan. In following through, Obama demonstrated three things: the effectiveness of even limited U.S. power, the vulnerability

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/21/2014 11:09:12 PM     (No. 9975934)

If ISIS is challenged on the battlefield they will most likely change tactics, which they are quite adept at doing. I fear a wave of terror against Westerners has started with James Foley´s death. Let´s just hope Obama addresses it before his summertime slumber is over.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 8/22/2014 1:56:53 AM     (No. 9975989)

Why on earth is CK giving support, however tentative, to President Weak Horse, who is himself the very reason Islamists have felt so empowered these last 6 years? Surely CK cannot believe that Weak Horse´s motives have suddenly changed, and that he now has the West´s best interests at heart?

Like "conservative" pundits who praise Hilaria Smart for being "tougher and more pragmatic" than Weak Horse, this is nothing but utter foolishness, and CK should cease and desist giving the wrong side ammunition.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/22/2014 8:36:38 AM     (No. 9976185)

Krauthammer is one indelibly spotted liberal leopard.

His columns of late have mimicked the Current Occupant´s 2008 election strategy: Feint right (or at least toward the center), revert left.

Some of us weren´t fooled. As for the others, "fool me twice..."

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