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Obama: Iraq will need additional US assistance (considering drones, no boots)
Yahoo news ^ | June 12, 2012 | Julie Pace- ap

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and threatens to press toward Bagdad.

Obama did not specify what type of assistance the U.S. would be willing to provide but said he had not ruled out any options.

"We do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria, for that matter," Obama said during an Oval Office meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Senior administration officials said the U.S. was considering whether to conduct drone missions in Iraq but was not looking to put American forces on the ground. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter by name and requested anonymity.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: downunder; iraq; isis; obama; wot

1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

CANNOT WAIT until GayMuzzie has to call Cheney FOR HELP..!!!

>:)


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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FRom down under, meeting with Tony Abbott.

ap

Sorry to interrupt you, Mr. Pres__ent, but Moochelle just called,, she found the carton of cigarettes you stashed in the AF1 washroom.

3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:29:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They fact that the Iraqi military seems to be most capable of heading away from a fight, I’m not sure anything short of a permanent occupation is going to fix it. Good luck selling that to the American people.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama has no CLUE WHAT TO DO ,maybe bring more Illegals across the southern border will help


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:30:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't have any particular reason to post this here, but here it is anyway...

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6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:31:10 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Brothers ?


7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: vox_freedom

Glad you posted it———we all need a good laugh in these trying times.

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8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by Mears (give me a break!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the HNIC, Barack Husein Obama!


9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Jihadist he calls them when theyre not shooting up Army Bases In the USA

whatever happened to workplace violence?

"Im good at killing People"..

we can count on the drones being used..barrys gets direct video feeds in THE MAN CAVE




10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:35:00 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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AFP

US mulls ‘all options’ as militants move nearer Baghdad

http://news.yahoo.com/iraqs-tikrit-falls-militants-police-140252771.html

Baghdad (AFP) - Jihadists moved nearer to Baghdad Thursday after capturing a town just hours to the north, as President Barack Obama said Washington was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse.

With the militants closing in on the capital, forces from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region took control of Kirkuk, an ethnically divided northern city they have sought to rule for decades against the objections of successive governments in Baghdad.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hosyhar Zebari acknowledged the security forces which Washington invested billions in training and equipping before withdrawing its own troops in 2011, had simply melted away.

Obama said Iraq was going to need “more help from the United States and from the international community.”

—snip—


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:37:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: vox_freedom

I NEVER thought I’d be saying this about ANY man but... Pee Wee looks more manly than Obama does and would probably take Obama in a one on one fist fight... SMH... Sheesh...


12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:01 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrat. The word ascribed to those who are intellectually dishonest with themselves.)
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To: cripplecreek
We had that, just like in Korea, Germany, Okinawa, and dozens of other countries that we have permanent military institutions. NONE of which have the third largest known reserves of easily obtained oil in the World.
13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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Reuters

Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-kurds-seize-kirkuk-sunni-militants-surge-toward-093536348.html

BAGHDAD/ARBIL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the chaos to take control of the oil hub of Kirkuk as the troops of the Shi’ite-led government abandoned posts, alarming Baghdad’s allies both in the West and in neighboring Shi’ite regional power Iran.

“I don’t rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria,” Obama said at the White House when asked whether he was contemplating air strikes. Officials later stressed that ground troops would not be sent in.

Obama was looking at “all options” to help Iraq’s leaders, who took full control when the U.S. occupation ended in 2011. “In our consultations with the Iraqis, there will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily,” he said.

—snip—


14 posted on 06/12/2014 6:40:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

If KIng Obama says “No boots”,,there will be boots on the ground,,,count on it.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

Would Clown Prince nobama ever lie to us? Say it isn’t true.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:31 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now Obie wants to intervene in Iraq?

Has he said for which side?


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Exactly! I am sick of this notion that we cannot or should not have permanent military presence in key regions of the world. It took a long time for Japan to get on its feet again and become a great partner and economic force for good.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: NormsRevenge

The first time any politician says “no boots” you can bet the farm they will send them.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:17:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama

Doesnt wait for Congress to give approval to bomb Syria. Helps ISIS in doing so. ISIS attacks and overthrows nothern Iraq yet wont answer an allies plea. Let me guess, he’s going to wait for Congress on this one?

Were these folks trained by Americans? He sure seems to favor them.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:22:12 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Obama can have a beer summit with these guys.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NormsRevenge

Did the progressive human shields not have enough time to deploy to Iraq again and protect the regime from the insurgency?


22 posted on 06/12/2014 7:34:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: NormsRevenge

The Won is sending K-rats with pork chops. He’s also sending environmentally friendly caskets.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 7:38:48 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: bayliving
...and would probably take Obama in a one on one fist fight...

Easily, or even a slap-fight.

24 posted on 06/12/2014 7:54:10 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Mears
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25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:57:11 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: drunknsage

No, Obama isn’t going to wait on Congress, he has to check with the EU and with the UN first. I fear that by the time Obama does make a decision on Iraq, it will be too late.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:03:55 PM PDT by kagnew
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