Skip to comments.On Iraq, It Is Amazing What This White House Does Not Know
Posted on 06/12/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
There is a big harvest of bad news from the country formerly known as Iraq this June 12. The countrys armed forces have collapsed in the north and ISIS fighters are streaming south from Mosul. A vicious band of terrorists and thugs whose leaders were too bloodthirsty and unscrupulous for al-Qaeda now controls a significant swath of territory from the middle of Syria through the center of Iraq. The Kurds meanwhile have seized the moment to take Kirkuk, and they are unlikely to leave it voluntarily. A dramatically weakened government in Baghdad will now be more dependent than ever on Iran, and Jordan is now exposed to attacks from radicals along its long and poorly guarded eastern frontier. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in terror for their lives, and gruesome executions and attacks are already being reported from the cities that have fallen to the terrorists. The foreign fighters with them, including, apparently, many Westerners, are acquiring expertise that will make them significantly more dangerous when they return to their home countries.
Yet none of that, grim as it is, is the worst news in the papers today. The worst news about Iraq comes from Washington, where we learn in the pages of the Wall Street Journal that senior White House officials acknowledge that these events have surprised them. They apparently had no idea that the Iraqi army was a hollow shell, that ISIS was planning something, and that the sectarian war was about to take a dramatic lurch for the worse.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
This is what happens when you put a bunch of incompetent college kids in charge of the government.
Perhaps Obama first learned of the existence of Iraq by reading about it in newspaper reports...?
Maybe he was busy speaking Austrian with Corpsemen in all 57 American states...?
This is what happens when you allow a bunch of incompetent people to vote.
And it’s only going to get worse when the GOP awards everyone in Mexico, Central and South America with amnesty.
Not to worry...our leader has a phone and a pen. Might even have a twitter account!
I think Velerie Jarrett is something worse than an incompetent college kid. So is Barry.
You have to wonder to what extent the forces now attacking Iraq were armed by US aid to the Syrian rebels.
....And put radical, experimental academics in charge with NO life experience.
Yeah, but they all know Obama’s golf score.
The man has, what, 172 golf days since he took office? Bush had three golf days and the press started insinuating that he was lazy. Obama takes 172 golf days, and the press is wondering why the White House folks don’t really know what’s going on in Iraq.
What could it be? What could it be? Here’s a news flash for the American press. The jackass has been playing golf and going to fundraisers and high school graduations and NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO HIS JOB! And neither has the American press.
My bet??? FULLY armed by us.
Let’s give Jarrett and the Muslim Brotherhood the benefit of the doubt and reveal who they are really supporting.
Not incompetent. This is a tacit agreement to blow up the Middle East, see the jihadist as the de facto power, for which they have come to a comfortable alliance.
He’s spent too much time on the job of destroying America. The man never takes a break to even enjoy his destruction.
Aren’t many bof Clown Prince nobama’s homeland-security and foreign policy people moozlums. Sure...they don’t know anything.
Not amazing at all.
Obama learns everything by hearing it on the news the same time as us!
What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrats Obama?
Nah, he was taking a trip on the intercontinental railroad.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest: The President is currently watching television. We should have an update soon.
It won’t happen.
Boehner is just going to play nice with the Dems until we either throw him out or the country implodes.
And it's not the least embarrassing to them. They openly admit they have no clue.
Have no fear! #hashtags will save the day!
“speaking Austrian” — well... I don’t think he knew about it, but Austrian is a distinct dialect of German. But I doubt Obama knew that..
Incompetent children with communist’ backgrounds. In other words, Harvard educated fools with no common sense.