Skip to comments.Clinton: US military intervention in Iraq not appropriate at this stage
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The US should not stage another military intervention in Iraq despite the recent gains made by Islamic extremists, the nation's former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has said.
She appeared to contradict the White House, which has said that nothing was being ruled out as Isis fighters took and held major Iraqi towns, including its second city, Mosul.
Clinton insisted that, while she did not believe a military intervention at this stage was appropriate, President Barack Obama was right not to take any options off the table.
She added that Obama was setting out preconditions to Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, before there could be any question of providing the military support the latter was seeking. Iraqi forces, she said, should take the lead in fighting Isis.
"Maliki has to be willing to demonstrate unequivocally that he is a leader for all Iraqis, not for a sectarian slice of the country," she said.
Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight programme, she added: "The [Iraqi] army, which has not been able to hold territory, has to have an injection of discipline and professionalism, something the US has been trying to help with."
Clinton said that sending American troops in on the ground was "not going to happen
certainly not in any foreseeable future".
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this is the perfect opportunity for a combined U.S. / Russian / Israeli strike with tactical nuclear weapons .
We need to fry these al Qaeda bastards and send them all to Hell . THAT is the message that needs to be sent .
“Appropriate” isn’t the point.
Is it or is it not — in our national interest.
THAT’s the question.
Too late now. Obama already lost
Well damn, Hillary, why do you expect Maliki to do what Obama has yet to do? That would be to demonstrate he is President for all Americans and not just the left.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it.So what is the plan, Mrs. Clinton?
My GOD! This is one stupid Twit!!!
This tells me she’s running for President. Tacking to the extreme left to capture that vote in the primary.
Nah, we should wait til they build up their strength so that it takes a lot more resources and a lot more people are killed. Why wipe them out while they’re jus t a small insurgency?
nothing new. she always has been a mental midget.
That is probably going to happen, but, you know, Moslems are killing Moslems!
If the various sects of Islam all decide to quit fighting each other and unify, the world will become a very dangerous place, indeed.
What the Western World needs to do is keep stirring the Moslem pot, and keep them fighting each other.
Who knows, maybe they will self-destruct?
hillary's responsible. She was Secretary of State and unable to reach a deal with Iraq that would've at least protected our interests. Now we've got maniacs the US trained and armed to fight in Syria confiscating the weapons we left behind in Iraq.
Yep, they were/are gonna kill each other anyway.
100% agreed! I'd like for a modern-day repeat of Hiroshima that would make that first detonation look like a child's firecracker. Nuke 'em without mercy! And when it's all done, it ought to look like this:
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When the ISIS bombs New York or D.C. I’ll remember her words.
You should fix your web site.
You have a bad address at your Amazon page:
There needs to be the colon
And fixing it, seems you let it lapse.
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