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Clinton: US military intervention in Iraq not appropriate at this stage
theguardian.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Kevin Rawlinson

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". 

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hillary; hillary2016; hillarybooktour; iraqmeltdown

1 posted on 06/12/2014 4:52:22 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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 .


2 posted on 06/12/2014 4:54:28 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Appropriate” isn’t the point.

Is it or is it not — in our national interest.

THAT’s the question.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Arch Light


4 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Too late now. Obama already lost


5 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Huma Abedin is going to get her Caliphate, by gosh...




6 posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:18 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Tailgunner Joe
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it.
— George Washington
So what is the plan, Mrs. Clinton?
8 posted on 06/12/2014 4:56:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My GOD! This is one stupid Twit!!!


9 posted on 06/12/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This tells me she’s running for President. Tacking to the extreme left to capture that vote in the primary.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 4:59:45 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: LeoWindhorse

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?


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:59:57 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

nothing new. she always has been a mental midget.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 5:00:38 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: jimbo123

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?


13 posted on 06/12/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Viennacon
Too late now. Obama already lost

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.

14 posted on 06/12/2014 5:02:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: Tailgunner Joe

15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Taxman

Yep, they were/are gonna kill each other anyway.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:05:02 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: LeoWindhorse
We need to fry these al Qaeda bastards and send them all to Hell. THAT is the message that needs to be sent.

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:


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:25 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If you want the background to the whole situation - please read:

http://www.amazon.com/Babylons-Covert-War-J-White/dp/0615319874/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402618012&sr=1-1&keywords=Babylon%27s+Covert+War

Kindle or Paperback


18 posted on 06/12/2014 5:06:31 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When the ISIS bombs New York or D.C. I’ll remember her words.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 5:07:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: BCW

You should fix your web site.

You have a bad address at your Amazon page:

http//babylonscovertwar.com

There needs to be the colon

http://babylonscovertwar.com

And fixing it, seems you let it lapse.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The only war Clinton ever supported was a war to facilitate the takeover of a country by Islamic militants.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:10 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

Wasn't it Hillary who said that she didn't really think that Bush would actually use military force in Iraq after she signed on to the "Authorization For Use Of Military Force In Iraq Resolution of 2002?"

22 posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Taxman; jimbo123

Why do you think not?

It is happening.

It may not happen in our life time but it’s gone farther than I thought it could after 911.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 5:16:20 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: LeoWindhorse

Arc light?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh....she’s saying there’s no money to be stolen in Iraq.

I’m still curious why she thought it was OK to use American personnel, weapons, funds, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya and help kill Qadaffi?


25 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tumblindice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88jrZjsNHPc

we need to send every B-52 we still have in our inventory
to our most forward bases in the region and begin carpet bombing the al Qaeda front in Iraq ans Syria . Just plow them under . Every one of them .


26 posted on 06/12/2014 5:39:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: ifinnegan

The actual website was shut down...lack of interests after we left Iraq in 2010...


27 posted on 06/12/2014 5:58:53 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The “ho” waited too long in Benghazi too. I guess it’s true, you CAN’T fix stupid.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
this is the perfect opportunity for a combined U.S. / Russian /Chinese/ Iranian/ 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 . There, I fixed it. It is a possiblity that Iran, China, the US, Russia, and Israel, along with the gulf arabs, could cooperate in eliminating ISIS.

29 posted on 06/12/2014 6:41:22 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

30 posted on 06/12/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: samtheman

Ah jeez, I missed that one...I had been under the impression that the only war that Hillary supported was the war against BJ’s female lovers...


31 posted on 06/12/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: PLMerite

Some of this sh!t, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqbP2WqKgwI


32 posted on 06/12/2014 7:16:27 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

With all due respect, that would be cutting the snakes tail off.

Bombing Iran with Nukes should start in 5 minutes if you want the head of the problem.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 7:39:35 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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