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Obama says to take several days to decide how to help fight Iraq insurgency
Yahoo News ^ | 13 Jun 2014 | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton

Posted on 06/13/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by mandaladon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he will take several days to review options for how the United States can help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, saying any action would need significant involvement by Iraq itself.

"The United States is not simply going involve itself in a military action in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqis that gives us some assurance that they are prepared to work together," Obama said, making it clear that he would not send U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq.

"We are not going to be able to do it for them," he added. The threat by militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, in Iraq poses a danger to the people of Iraq and also, potentially Americans, Obama told reporters at the White House.

"This is a regional problem, and it is going to be a long-term problem. And what we're going to have to do is combine selective actions by our military to make sure that we're going after terrorists who could harm our personnel overseas or eventually hit the homeland," Obama said.

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I think Zero has a few rounds of golf to play and a couple of fund fundraisers to attend...he'll figure out what to do after Baghdad falls.
1 posted on 06/13/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

unfreakingbelievable

unexpected

bam bam makes par once again


2 posted on 06/13/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

What is so difficult in sending in air support?


3 posted on 06/13/2014 11:34:43 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: mandaladon

He had no problem using it to help the terrorists out in Libya.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 11:35:16 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: mandaladon

It should be over by than.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 11:35:44 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: mandaladon

so the 200 American contractors surrounded at Balad can just chill?


6 posted on 06/13/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: mandaladon

Yes ISIS is interfering with Zero’s weekend plans!


7 posted on 06/13/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: mandaladon

He also has to see what the media is saying so he can read about it.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon
"Several days"?

You don't have several days, Bozo - this will be over in 24-48 hours.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 11:36:33 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: mandaladon
When seconds count, Obama’s police state is only days away!
10 posted on 06/13/2014 11:36:42 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: mandaladon

Chicks sh!t is just running out the clock for his Muslim Brothers


11 posted on 06/13/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: driftdiver
He has to build up with his testosterone shots first before his panties get all in a wad.

The first black President is proving themselves to be a failure of epic proportions.

12 posted on 06/13/2014 11:37:02 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
He probably doesn't remember Bubba and the Brits (I think) bombing the shites.

I think the Kurds are the good guys if there's such a thing in Iraq.

13 posted on 06/13/2014 11:37:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mandaladon

Maybe he’s waiting for chelsea to do a special report and he can find out all about the details in the news just like the rest of us common folks.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: mandaladon
....and whilst 200 contractors are battling for their lives since yesterday in Balad. When 200 American heads are put on spikes on captured HUMVEES, I'm sure Susan Rice will give some talking points on the Sunday TV shows.

Unfortunately, this administration has a PROVEN past history of indecisiveness which results in our people being abandoned to our enemies. GD them all in the white hut.

15 posted on 06/13/2014 11:37:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: mandaladon

Yep I heard it and the “substance” part was exploring options.

I think he’s hoping to let Iran handle it, because his strategic thinking is zero.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 11:38:04 AM PDT by Williams
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To: silverleaf

Pretty much. I wonder if they are armed? Poor guys are pretty much toast.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 11:38:07 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: mandaladon

Just a little flavor on this. These are definitely moderate Muslims.

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/06/13/iraq-isis-terrorists-mass-executions-and-beheadings-of-iraqi-soldiers-and-civilians-warning-graphic/

(WARNING: GRAPHIC)


18 posted on 06/13/2014 11:39:10 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon

The world will be a smoldering ruin in 2 1/2 years..if not sooner.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:39:21 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: defconw

just read elsewhere they made it it Baghdad

There must be a mad scramble to get private airlift out of there


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:40:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Who created this mess in the Middle East....how much has this Admin given to the Muslim Brotherhood. Who paid his way to college, and wrote his letter of recommendation...the Prince is a Sunni.

Why are things in chaos over there...consider the foreign policy, or the appearance of lack of it, and how everything the Bush Admin accomplished has intentionally been torn down as if to say it was wrong decisions..NOT> it is this Administrations desire to destroy any headway made in Middle East...that’s it.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:40:46 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: mandaladon

That’s like a fire department seeing a house on fire and saying we’re going to take a few days to determine the best way to put the fire out.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: A CA Guy
Will we be seeing more of this? aka Falujah


23 posted on 06/13/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What is so difficult in sending in air support?

Nothing, but he's too timid to make a decision so he keeps voting "present", kicking the can down an ever-shortening road.

24 posted on 06/13/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: mandaladon

Can we impeach this idiot yet?


25 posted on 06/13/2014 11:41:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: grobdriver

In 24 hours, 200 contractors will be either beheaded or gunned down


26 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon

What if Obama were told that Al Sharpton was getting beat up by a cop? Would it take him a day to decide what to say/do?


27 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:07 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: defconw

“Poor guys are pretty much toast.”

What’s to worry?
It might take B. Hussein a few days to set up having a beer with ISIS at the white house.
Then once it takes place everyone will be safe and happy.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:15 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: silverleaf

Well fingers crossed and prayers up.


29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: silverleaf

Well fingers crossed and prayers up.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 11:42:46 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: mandaladon
He is going to be at Anaheim (CA) stadium this weekend. Local radio stations are warning the locals about traffic snarls.

Nothing must interfere with The Kenyan's fund raising plans. Certainly not 500 innocent American contractors stranded in Iraq and at the mercy of ISIS.

31 posted on 06/13/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: mandaladon

Since I’m President now, can I still vote “present”?


32 posted on 06/13/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Repent and Believe

LOL, is that you Joe Biden? ;)


33 posted on 06/13/2014 11:45:01 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: mandaladon

He has to ponder it on the golf course.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 11:45:07 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: driftdiver

I guess ValJar hasn’t figured this one out yet. It must be taxing going from one mess to another.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT by surrey
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To: mandaladon
Isn't that what Obama did when the people rose up in Iran?

Obama said that he wanted to see how it plays out, and that's when the girl "Neda" was shot and killed by a sniper.

-PJ

36 posted on 06/13/2014 11:47:51 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon
This tells me the Obama Administration may have been part of this operation from the start. Just like this illegal alien dump.
37 posted on 06/13/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT by McGruff (I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.)
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To: John W

It,s not like the pentagon doesn’t,t have books full of responses to chose from.


38 posted on 06/13/2014 11:48:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon
The insurgents took Mosul some time ago.

Obama has known this was coming. He should already have had a plan in place.

39 posted on 06/13/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by what's up
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To: mandaladon

“...take several days to decide...”

Obama here again...as always in the past...is counting on the media to get out in front of him and build a census. An ever less compliant leftist media! A media would rather watch Iraq fall for the opportunity to blame Bush.

Leading front behind or more accurately from under Andrea Mitchell’s skirt.


40 posted on 06/13/2014 11:50:25 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: mandaladon

Why would anyone be surprised at this? These are the same guys he armed in Syria, and related to the same groups he supported in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.

They’re SUNNI, one and all...and obviously, so is Obama. Why would he attack his own? He might go in if he sees it as an opportunity to make kissy-face with Iran. He’s been on his knees trying for better relations with the Persians but IMHO, I doubt it.


41 posted on 06/13/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: mandaladon

He is not going to fight. He is going to demand that Iraq form a coalition government with the terrorists.


42 posted on 06/13/2014 11:51:39 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mandaladon
He has to tune in before he finds out.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 11:52:36 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: mandaladon

Imagine that! It took Obama only several days to decide to do nothing. He is getting worse. It took him only minutes to abandon our Consulate and his ‘friend’ Chris in Baghdad!


44 posted on 06/13/2014 11:52:58 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: what's up

Plans aren’t his strong suit.


45 posted on 06/13/2014 11:53:02 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: driftdiver

And we should worry about collateral damage bombing that kind of cr@p?


46 posted on 06/13/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: silverleaf

This is the guy that WENT TO SLEEP instead of helping his ‘good friend’ Chris in Benghazi. What does he care about contractors?


47 posted on 06/13/2014 11:56:05 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Churchillspirit

his sorry ass is in Palm Springs today.


48 posted on 06/13/2014 11:56:10 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: mandaladon

Yes, take your time Barry...no rush...no urgency.


49 posted on 06/13/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mandaladon

Think about it folks. The Democrats know better than this. Even an idiot like him knows to go to The Situation Room. He’s afraid that his blackmailers will reveal their secret.


50 posted on 06/13/2014 12:00:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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