Skip to comments.News Analysis: Obama in tough spot amid worsening Iraqi chaos
Posted on 06/15/2014 7:31:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is in a tough spot as Islamic militants sweep across northern Iraq, overtaking two major cities as tens of thousands of Iraqi government troops reportedly abandon their posts.
Fighters from the Sunni group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are reportedly beheading victims in a bid to instill fear as they sweep through the country's north, and have vowed to attack the national capital city of Baghdad.
The mayhem puts Obama in a sticky position. After more than a decade of wars in the Middle East, trillions of taxpayer dollars spent and the deaths of nearly 5,000 U.S. troops, war-weary Americans are wary of more involvement in the volatile region.
But at the same time, foreign policy circles fret that Islamic radicals could gain a foothold in a country they could use as a base to launch terror strikes against the U.S., as al-Qaeda did when it used Afghanistan as a launching pad to strike New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.
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So, um, the Chinese get this and the American press is, um, what....hoping there’s an award show of some kind tonight?
Due to Obama’s cut and run Foreign Policy of Surrender, Obam’s only honorable option now is to RESIGN, this week.
Yeppers...The Audacity of Hope,” page 261 (paperback edition): “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Or that Golf Cart One got a flat tire rolling over some glsas trying to get out of the sand trap.
The Chinese press is calling them what they are - "Islamic radicals" rather than the New York Times favored 'extremist' which is intentionally designed to confuse with 'Tea Party' members... Is every press in the world better than ours?
Time to face hard inconvenient facts. Our great ally Saudi Arabia, the country that fifteen of nineteen of the 9/11 terrorists called home, is directly and indirectly funding these barbaric “Islamists”.
Do liberals do anything except abandon our allies? 4 countries fell to communism in Carter’s term, but when did liberals start complaining? When Reagan came along and actually freed countries from communism. That’s what they called being a tyrant.
How is this playing out on TV and the news shows?
Just got back from tube, and none of this is being covered by CNN, Fox, or MSNBC. Very strange.
I don’t believe it. How can he be in a tough spot when it’s Bush’s fault. obama has no blame, so there fore has no need to “fix” the problem.
Maybe they can’t confirm any of this.
This is bull$hit. Great Leader with his NSA can monitor the United States citizens but is taken by surprise by an attempted takeover of Iraq?! These things take a little planning and anyone with a brain and half an intelligence organization could monitor events prior to their unfolding. Great Leader knew this was coming and did nothing to stop it. His ‘tough spot’ is with worsening approval numbers, and nothing more. It is becoming more and more difficult for the average (i.e. head-in-the-sand) American to not notice how the world is going to hell in a hand-basket and how the President is doing Jack-squat (apologies to Jack) for American interests both domestic and foreign.
It wouldn’t take much TV video of cities falling , mass executions, and captured troops being marched down the road by the thousands, hundreds of thousands of refugees, and desperate American evacuations, to put Obama into LBJ declining to run territory.
May be, but even without social media, there should be plenty of phone reports, etc.
Inconsistent reports may be coming in
Of course by law he can’t anyway, but wouldn’t it be rather symbolic if he revealed that he didn’t know that? Or had changed his mind? Of course, there’s always President of Assyria.
Well, if you remember the '03 invasion there was plenty of that going on, with all angles including inconsistent reports being covered. Why is this different?
FOX is so lame on the weekends. Just reruns at night from the previous week. They need to have all the weeknight shows start on Sunday.
Clown Prince nobama is in a “tough spot”. He is the president of a country he loathes.
I just meant being in the place of LBJ in the public’s eyes that led him to not run again, a unique situation indicating the level that a sitting president can fall to during war.
A few weeks of TV coverage, and Obama would be finished politically, a republican could be driven out of office with it.
Betcha the militants taking over Iraq are still upset with that same video that caused the Benghazi attack? Meanwhile, as Ms Clinton prepares to take over the Whitehouse, she proclaims once again, “What difference does it make? These Iraqi humans are only pawns? Who are they to stand in my way to become the MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD?”
Eleven Ways in which Obama could be removed from office:
By being declared a foe of the Constitution, and therefore an enemy of the people;
By being declared gravely mentally, physically, or morally unfit;
By being put on a sabatical, whereas another permanently takes his position;
By being persuaded by his Party, family, friends, polls, etc, that he should resign;
By being declared Persona non Grata, man without a country, by Congress;
By being declared too dangerous to continue; By being judged mentally unable to understand the duties of the presidency;
By declaring obsequiousness to another sovereign being Islam, Marxism, or another;
By being disappeared, and relocated on a foreign Island, like Napoleon.¬
Obama could be sued by state or individual claiming he is risking American lives by refusing to protect the citizens from dangerous outside forces.
I VOTE FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Obama’s in a tough spot. Nothing like all the people trapped in the Green Zone with no way out. This has all the earmarks of a tragedy in waiting.
He has no honor, so it might be difficult for him to do the honorable thing.
The reality of the situation is this:
We are in over his head.
And more than half of the country loathes him.
I believe the 22nd has already placed him into that territory securely.
His “tough spot” should be a long jail term for treason.