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Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
Reuters via The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 17, 2014 | Reuters

Posted on 06/17/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by John W

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that he, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had been invited.

A White House official confirmed the meeting, describing it as part of Obama's "ongoing consultations" with congressional leaders on foreign policy issues, including Iraq.

The Republican lawmakers said they hoped Obama would spell out a plan for Iraq.

"We spent years, vast sums of money, and - most importantly - thousands of American lives to improve Iraq’s security and make America safer. Squandering that legacy would be a tragic mistake," said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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1 posted on 06/17/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Yet another meeting! All this guy does is have meetings, meetings that accomplish nothing.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 5:45:23 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: John W
The Republican lawmakers said they hoped Obama would spell out a plan for Iraq.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: doc1019

He’s looking for someone to place the blame on.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

they hadnt already settled On George Bush? I mean he was once in charge....it must be his doing.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 5:49:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: John W

For what? To get their approval on an unconditional surrender?


7 posted on 06/17/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: John W

LOL! Roger that.

By the way ... love the picture on your home page. ;-)


8 posted on 06/17/2014 5:50:55 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: John W

I’m sort of confused....Obama has a pen and a phone...

I thought he no longer needed Congress....


9 posted on 06/17/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: doc1019

Meetings and feel good seminars are all the libs know how to do!


10 posted on 06/17/2014 5:53:57 PM 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: MeshugeMikey

Crypto-Islam is the secret adherence to Islam while publicly professing to be of another faith; people who practice crypto-Islam are referred to as “crypto-Muslims”.

The word has mainly been used in reference to Spanish Muslims during the Inquisition (i.e., the Moriscos and their usage of Aljamiado).

Related to this term are the concepts of crypto-Muslim subgroups, such as crypto-Sunni Muslims and crypto-Shia Muslims. Each of these Muslim subgroups has suffered persecution at various times under various leaders where it was advantageous to appear as part of the dominant (sometimes also Muslim) group.

Some mention was made of the concept during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in accusations directed towards President Barack Obama. From 1969 to 1971,

Obama attended a secular Indonesian state primary school.[1] Although Obama has family and ancestors with divergent religious views, he has repeatedly stated
he is a Christian and has never been a Muslim.[2]

AD), a wealthy merchant, was a paternal uncle and companion of Muhammad, only a few years his senior. During the early years of Islam he protected Muhammad while he was in Mecca, but only officially adopted the religion after the Battle of Badr in 624 AD. He concealed his faith, from the Quraishites and was the principal advocate for the Aqaba Pledge. His descendants founded the Abbassid caliphate in 750 AD.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 5:55:39 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: John W

First of all, you have to be on board with me so I can blame you if it goes to hell....


12 posted on 06/17/2014 5:55:46 PM PDT by struggle
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To: John W

setting up congress to be the scapegoat.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 5:58:20 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: John W

Knowing the Kenyan, he’ll probably turn it into a fundraiser. The Republicans better leave their wallets at home.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 6:00:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: John W

you can smell it coming. Obummer has no use for Republicans what so ever and bypasses them continually until now. He will want many Republicans involved in this so when it goes SNAFU, and it will, he will say , Look the Republicans wanted this. Anyway that is how I see it coming down.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 6:01:13 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: John W
Obama golf photo: CLUELESS-106 President-Obama-responds-to-Gulf-3.jpg
16 posted on 06/17/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: John W

Obama and the WH is besieged. All of these scandals and ineptitudes and conspiracies have to be taking a toll.

There are constant questions and uproar about what the h3ll the Hero of Benghazi is doing.

They have to be spending an inordinate amount of time strategizing about responding to the daily onslaught of charges, revelations, accusations, etc.

It might be a good thing that he is so under attack, but one thing is sure he is not responding to problems and crises and I think they are snowballing.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: doc1019

Thank you. We’re both a couple years older now.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Rome2000

:”my mooselim faith....” “ER MY CHRISTIAN FAITH”...Barack Obama 2000 something

Thanks


19 posted on 06/17/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: John W
"Politics is the art of delaying any decisions until the issue is no longer relevant."


20 posted on 06/17/2014 6:12:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: John W
He’s looking for someone to place the blame on.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 6:16:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
they hadnt already settled On George Bush? I mean he was once in charge....it must be his doing.

Why not blame both?


22 posted on 06/17/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

OOPS, forgot to credit the source, and set the size right.

Sorry

SOURCE: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/03/obama-is-worse-than-bush-in-favoring-the-super-elite-bailing-out-the-big-banks-protecting-financial-criminals-targeting-whistleblowers-secrecy-and-trampling-our-liberties.html


23 posted on 06/17/2014 6:20:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

OOPS, forgot to credit the source, and set the size right.

Sorry

SOURCE: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/03/obama-is-worse-than-bush-in-favoring-the-super-elite-bailing-out-the-big-banks-protecting-financial-criminals-targeting-whistleblowers-secrecy-and-trampling-our-liberties.html


24 posted on 06/17/2014 6:20:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: doc1019

He has meetings then the puppet masters tell him what to do.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 6:23:54 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: John W
The Republican lawmakers said they hoped…

Hope and change useless RINOS. Have another hit of hopium.

Why are we paying these clowns? RESIGN opposition co-conspirators.

26 posted on 06/17/2014 6:46:51 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: John W

Somebody there arrest this traitorous fool.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 7:06:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: John W
The Obama plan is simple:
1. Blame Bush.
2. Cut.
3. Run.
Simple plan isn't it?
28 posted on 06/17/2014 7:23:08 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: John W

Will Obama have them stand behind him while he gives a quickie speech ?


29 posted on 06/17/2014 7:27:15 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: John W

I note that there’s no-one invited to the meeting that has any clue what to do!

How about a coupla Generals, maybe some Admirals, maybe some intelligence folks, maybe some SS personnel!

Not just a meeting to decide who ordered two, over easy; scrambled, with bacon; just some coffee; the croissant looks nice!

Saving a country that you’ve been supporting for the past 12 years,is much more than a meeting photo-op, to sell it to the American public!

But then the average voter will axe where be Iraq; who be the Al-Qaida; where be my new snap card; Obama great!


30 posted on 06/17/2014 7:48:11 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Noob1999

Are any of the folks you’ve mentioned who Obama has retained and not sacked any better than anyone else attending? He’s weeded out a lot of folks.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 2:56:13 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

He’s probably doing a Ted Baxter “Please Please Please, Billy, Billy, Billy” right now... hoping that Val comes up with something for him to say.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 3:33:36 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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