Skip to comments.Obama says to take several days to decide how to help fight Iraq insurgency
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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bam bam makes par once again
What is so difficult in sending in air support?
He had no problem using it to help the terrorists out in Libya.
It should be over by than.
so the 200 American contractors surrounded at Balad can just chill?
Yes ISIS is interfering with Zero’s weekend plans!
He also has to see what the media is saying so he can read about it.
You don't have several days, Bozo - this will be over in 24-48 hours.
Chicks sh!t is just running out the clock for his Muslim Brothers
The first black President is proving themselves to be a failure of epic proportions.
I think the Kurds are the good guys if there's such a thing in Iraq.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty much. I wonder if they are armed? Poor guys are pretty much toast.
Just a little flavor on this. These are definitely moderate Muslims.
The world will be a smoldering ruin in 2 1/2 years..if not sooner.
just read elsewhere they made it it Baghdad
There must be a mad scramble to get private airlift out of there
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.
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.
Nothing, but he's too timid to make a decision so he keeps voting "present", kicking the can down an ever-shortening road.
Can we impeach this idiot yet?
In 24 hours, 200 contractors will be either beheaded or gunned down
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?
“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.
Well fingers crossed and prayers up.
Well fingers crossed and prayers up.
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.
Since I’m President now, can I still vote “present”?
LOL, is that you Joe Biden? ;)
He has to ponder it on the golf course.
I guess ValJar hasn’t figured this one out yet. It must be taxing going from one mess to another.
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.
It,s not like the pentagon doesn’t,t have books full of responses to chose from.
Obama has known this was coming. He should already have had a plan in place.
“...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.
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.
He is not going to fight. He is going to demand that Iraq form a coalition government with the terrorists.
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!
Plans aren’t his strong suit.
And we should worry about collateral damage bombing that kind of cr@p?
This is the guy that WENT TO SLEEP instead of helping his ‘good friend’ Chris in Benghazi. What does he care about contractors?
his sorry ass is in Palm Springs today.
Yes, take your time Barry...no rush...no urgency.
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.