Skip to comments.Iraq Asked U.S. for Strikes, Officials Say
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials.
But Iraqs appeals for military assistance have so far been rebuffed by the White House, which has been reluctant to open a new chapter in a conflict that President Obama has insisted was closed when the United States withdrew the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011.
A spokeswoman for the National Security Council, Bernadette Meehan, declined to comment on Mr. Malikis requests and the administrations response, saying in a statement, We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions, but the government of Iraq has made clear that they welcome our support in combating the Islamic extremists.
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Obama will be training the ISIS
With every story, every new bit of information that comes forward, I am convinced that Obama is a planted enemy of America. This is getting harder and harder to dispute - don’t listen to what he says, watch what he does.
every Iraqi and American death is on 0bama
not that he cares. just sayin...
Democrats doing what democrats have always done best - stab allies in the back.
Besides, who's foolish enough to think Obama would bomb muslim extremists? Its not like they're old white guys.
And we all remember the outcome. We need to start using the word: Cambodia. Let the whole world know once again, that trusting Democrats leads to tyranny and death. The tag line will be: Obama lied and millions died.
When the 2016 Obama’s America came out and the last section of the movie foretold the then future in Obama won a second term the future seemed bleak and while it was a concern it seemed exaggerated to sell a movie so to speak but I think Dinesh D’Souza was spot on and it seems Obama decided to ratchet up the destruction before 2016 even.
But Obi's golf game is improving....
Oh wait, I'm so confused....
Dear Iraqis: Defend your own country. Enough Americans died and enough taxpayer money was (apparently) wasted in giving you a-rab fools a chance. Good luck.
Both of which the world should note, are for the account of the "peace-loving" socialists (to use a polite term) that we let into our government.
NO NO NO Not one more drop of American blood spilled in that cesspool of humanity!!
Get all of our troops out of that hell hole. Those camel jockeys have been killing each other for centuries and nothing we can do will change that.
The current pukes that are running our government have no clue how to wage or win a war. All they do is waste American lives and waste money.
IMPEACH OBAMA—HE IS A TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I am pissed.
By losing Iraq Obama’s goal is to depress our military and its mission. To make them all feel that it is not worth risking your life fighting our enemies. Why die or get injured if we let our enemies win?
Obama is the saboteur in chief
This is Barack Hussein obama’s failure. It will cause thousands of deaths . Until we realize that Jesus is Lord and go fight these bastard with the determination to rid them the devils victory , we lose. I’m very Sad.
Elections have consequences, but at least Sandra Fluke can get her free condoms and abortions.
This is the very reason I am skeptical of supporting U.S. involvement in these types of wars. I did not initially support the 2nd Iraq war, although I did see our presence there as a buffer between Syria and Iran. U.S. politicians have no will to properly prosecute wars. Wars need to be decisive and definitive and we need to be prepared to control and occupy the conquered, not set up puppets and abandon them. Our recent history proves we are unwilling to do so therefore I’m reluctant to support these incursions.