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Iraq: Boy, That Escalated Quickly
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/22/2014 11:09:13 AM

Two weeks ago, President Obama announced air strikes in northern Iraq against ISIS. The mission, as Obama explained it at the time, was designed to pursue two very limited objectives: “targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death.” Two days ago, when Obama spoke in the aftermath of the brutal beheading of the photojournalist James Foley, his verbal tone was visibly angrier. American officials started speaking of their mission in very different terms. John Kerry wrote that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/22/2014 11:31:46 AM     (No. 9976436)

Obama doesn´t want to admit that the war he won in 2011 was almost lost due to his decision to desert Iraq. He now has to go back to the war he won by using deception, as he did in Libya. In March 2011, just as he left for a vacation in Rio, he ordered without congressional authorization airstrikes to "prevent the deaths of innocents in Libya". But he had no intention for regime change. Within 2 weeks, he committed us to overthrowing Qaddaffi. Libya is now a country in an Islamic fire, with the collapse of what central government it had after Qaddaffi´s execution.

Just a week ago, Obama and his Dem ilk said that we would not be Iraq´s Air Force. Today, we are. By Mid-September, we will also be Iraq´s special forces, its spy apparatus, its military trainers and its Air Force. After the November elections, we´ll end of adding Iraq´s airborne, Marines, Navy and air rescue force to what we won´t be. And, Obama will have played 30 more rounds of golf while he plays us like saps.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/22/2014 1:19:31 PM     (No. 9976601)

Major lefty journo provides cover for lefty POTUS so the lefty Kos Kids will fall in line and not complain too much.

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