Skip to comments.Obama considers special forces to help in Iraq
Posted on 06/16/2014 2:09:05 PM PDT by kingattax
WASHINGTON (AP) The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.
While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the plan under consideration suggests he would be willing to send Americans into a collapsing security situation for training and other purposes
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In or out Obama. You can’t have it both ways.
Obama never passes up an opportunity to get more of our guys killed.
Haven't we trained enough of these maniacs already?
A little late for training.
Both ways is just how he's going to try to have it. One foot on the dock and one foot in the boat and both on banana peels.
Exactly. Send in a small force without support and no matter how well they fight, they will be overwhelmed.
He said “no boots on the ground”. . . he didn’t say ANYTHING about “loafers”. We got any “light in the loafer” special forces units after Zer0 has worked his magic on the military??
My thoughts exactly.
The forces in Mosul were supposedly “trained” and abandoned their posts so quickly that the French are envious.
look what type he gets to replace them with? his type.
Guess he’ll be sending them in barefoot — he did promise “no boots”
Special Forces are the tip of the spear, but they need the whole spear behind them to effective. Even my 6 year old knows that.
No. Let Allah help them.
This is a situation that calls for the war machine fighting capabilities, not squad sized special ops teams.
it takes skill to write a statement that is accurate, ironic, sad, and funny all at the same time.. *hat tip to you*
Too bad he outed Seal Team Six after they killed bin Laden, and now most of them are dead. Col. McRaven,their leader, was spared by God for some good purpose. If you haven’t read his remarkable graduation speech at the University of Texas last month, please do.
Yeah, that’s about it. He’ll wind up getting a lot of people killed.
NO FRIGGIN WAY.
The afghans were shooting the soldiers that were training them in the back, before we pulled out. Why subject our troops to that crap again.
And who do you train. Both sides hate us and want to kill us.
If you are not going in to take the Country, then do not go in..
I shudder to think...
obozo wouldn’t understand you.
“tip of the spear” means something very different to the queer-in-chief.
Folks, why do we have drones if they can’t kick the tar out of this ISIS movement? Where are they? We should have some in the region, and their range is supposed to be advanced.
Why not dump some ordinance on some of those convoys?
Oooh, it’s the nefarious “other purposes” clause. WTF is this C-H-A-O-S speak?
Do our people have legal immunity? If not stay-the-F-out of it.
Iraqi weapons for sale. Never fired and only dropped once!
“Col. McRaven,their leader, was spared by God for some good purpose. If you havent read his remarkable graduation speech at the University of Texas last month, please do.”
Well, just because 6 year olds know better doesn't necessarily mean Barry "marine corpse, never leave a deserter behind, all this for a flag" Obama does also.
Okay... You can go but only FOUR of you! and NO GUNS!!!! Got it?
This is topical.
“The forces in Mosul were supposedly trained and abandoned their posts so quickly that the French are envious.”
From what I’ve read commissions were granted through politics and favoritism, not merit. Lacking merit the officers fled at the first sign of the enemy. No officers = dysfunctional units without support. Only a fool would stay behind when their Command and Control as well as their support had abandoned them. They were fixed-in-place and blind, without leadership waiting to be cutoff and killed. But some stayed and fought anyways. And God bless them for that. They died in the service of their country, not their leaders or politicians.
This is a huge indictment on the IA leadership. Heads should roll literally for this. The government now sees first hand the cost of permitting the politicization of the military.
Cool off, everyone, by special forces he just means that he and Joe Biden are making the trip themselves and will clean things up with their single shot shotguns.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might wonder if he is deliberately trying to get rid of our best and brightest highly skilled forces.
Can’t have them here at home to pose any threats of local insurgency, after all.
Good thing I am not suspicious of his motives, right?
Gosh, he must have gotten that idea from his caddie on the golf course.
Oh great .. lets just waste the rest of our best and brightest for another Obama folly.
We already know Obama is terrified of these super soldiers.
“The president was very clear that we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq,” Hayden said in a statement. “That remains the case and he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces.”
So special ops units are not troops. Sounds logical-NOT.
Is ISIS the same folks we armed in Syria?
With all the scandals, failures, and dithering of the POTUS, its hard to keep up.
He’ll probably write ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ on a couple of golf balls and draw them out of a hat while waiting to start the next round. Or he’ll just defer to Valerie.
yep. same gang
Too little too late to save Iraq. All the US lives spent to give Iraq a democracy were sadly in vain as Obama just bugged out and handed the country to Islamic fascists. Ditto for Afghanistan. At this point only massive US air strikes might deter the militants, but without a significant commitment of US troops Iraq is lost thanks to Obama.
The time to do the right thing has come and gone.
Heaven knows he's given us enough clues concerning who he is.
“No Boots On The Ground”,,didn’t King Obama say that a couple of days ago? Then, I called him a liar and said if he says no boots,,there will be boots.
What do you know,,,is anyone shocked?
Do some homework. McRaven gives good speech. Good guy he ain’t.
Yeah, sure. If successful, they’ll out them later.
A lesson Obummer should learn, also, but won't.
That would be like trying to put out the sun with a thimble full of water. They need to send in an overwhelming force or none at all.
- nuke ‘em
- it works...
Is O Drama trying to kill off our special forces....