Skip to comments.Obama’s Iraq disaster ("this is a mess of President Obama’s making" Washington Post)
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT by dead
In 2011, the situation in Iraq was so good that the Obama administration was actually trying to take credit for it, with Vice President Joe Biden declaring that Iraq could be one of the great achievements of this administration.
Now in 2014, as Iraq descends into chaos, Democrats are trying to blame the fiasco on you guessed it George W. Bush. I dont think this is our responsibility, said Nancy Pelosi, declaring that the unfolding disaster in Iraq represents the failed policies that took us down this path 10 years ago.
Sorry, but this is a mess of President Obamas making... (snip)
When Obama took office, the terrorists had been driven from their safe havens; now they are on threatening to take control of a nation. Iraq is on the cusp of turning into what Afghanistan was in the 1990s a safe haven from which to plan attacks on America and its allies.
It did not have to be this way. In 2011, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, recommended keeping between 14,000 and 18,000 troops in Iraq (down from 45,000). The White House rejected Austins recommendation, worried about the cost and the political optics. So our commanders reduced their request to 10,000 a number commanders said might be able to work in extremis. But the White House rejected this as well, insisting the number be cut to between 3,000 to 4,000 troops a level insufficient to provide force protection and train Iraqis, much less to counterbalance Iran.
Iraqi leaders saw that the United States has headed for the exits... So Iraq rejected Obamas offer...
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bowing to the saudis and qatar did help either. But we can always count on the lame-stream to not tell the truth.
Only the lame-stream, fools that they are and liberal hope for our heading for the exits ... America is still America ... Find that Lady and Reshape Destiny. Don't worry about mooch ... it's a male.
But we'll make excuses for him and sweep the whole thing under the rug because he's... you know...
I’ve lost count, how many messes is at again?
Why cant someone get the crew from Jackass to get into an event with Pelosi on camera and ash her why she is so freaking stupid.
Memes for days. Might even open a few lib eyes.
Fingers and Toes will not count up high enough! Got ten thousand lined up! That might be a better count.
Will the Compost allow this in their print media? Probably not.
It’s like the mess he caused in Egypt and all over the Middle East!
Sounds like the responsibility falls on those who elected Obama.
We can Thank God Egypt turned away from the moslems of the brotherhood and obama though. That for certain made obama and hillary upset. Lost Four Americans though before it happened .... Egypt turned away. God moved in a mysterious way.
>> I dont think this is our responsibility, said Nancy Pelosi
I wonder our Pelosi voted on the Iraq war effort during the early years when the Left feigned patriotism.
I wonder how Pelosi voted on the Iraq war effort during the early years when the Left feigned patriotism.
That was amazing in Egypt. I never thought they would go after the Muslim Brotherhood.
Now Egypt has issued charges against Hillary Clinton and President Obama for working with the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt!
The damage Obama is doing to the military in incalculable. What soldier is going to want to do what it takes to secure the peace in the Middle East, when years later, all the gains are forfeited in a matter of months?
yes, America was Blessed by that about face ... Thank You Star ... You shine Brightly!
The Kenyan continues his total destruction of America. Amazing how he makes it look so easy.
This is a blog published on the Washington Post site; it is not as if the paper published it as the opinion of its editorial board.
“Marc Thiessen writes a weekly column for The Post on foreign and domestic policy and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Thiessen served as a chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and before that as a senior aide to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms. He is the author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack (2010) and the co-author, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, of Unintimidated: A Governors Story and a Nations Challenge.”
Is Curtain Call America ... Do you stand with America or the terrorists?
If .. one stands with the terrorists ... may you fall like a leaf in the ocean.