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Obama Sending 200 More US Troops to Iraq [Now 300]
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Posted on 06/30/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT by sunmars

Edited on 06/30/2014 3:03:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; caliphate; iraq; iraqcrisis; isis; obama
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So more troops.....and next week, how many more?
1 posted on 06/30/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Posing. He doesn’t care about America. Or our allies. Or the gas prices we pay. Or the food prices. Or our insurance premiums.

He doesn’t give a damn.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sunmars

Will he let them have loaded weapons?


3 posted on 06/30/2014 2:38:01 PM PDT by mothball
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To: sunmars

They probably cannot shoot back.

As usual, Americans are being set up
by the unConstitutional Tyrant
and his EXEMPT docile enablers
for Islam and the Enemies of the USA.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 2:38:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is he sending in our best guys to get slaauaterd ?


5 posted on 06/30/2014 2:39:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: sunmars

Although the additional troops are equipped for combat, Obama states that they aren’t combat troops.
This guy could give lessons in dissembling to the Clintons.
(His favorite color: plaid.)


6 posted on 06/30/2014 2:41:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: sunmars

Will he be putting them aboard helicopters and flying them into ambushes?


7 posted on 06/30/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: sunmars

Needs more troops to train his islamoNazi caliphate terrorist comrades? Or just deliver them more weapons? Or?


8 posted on 06/30/2014 2:44:07 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Diogenesis
200? 800? 1000?

Against thousandS of religio/political fanatics with no human qualities ?

I'd refuse and take the courts martial ...with any luck, I could at least get a public statement out about the maniac in the white house.

He was against it before he was for it before he was against and now for it ..!!???

9 posted on 06/30/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: sunmars
So more troops.....and next week, how many more?

This used to be called 'mission creep'.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 2:47:29 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: sunmars

Code Pink and Cindy Sheeham are awfully quiet.

Is Sean Penn going to Iraq and form a human shield to protect the innocent??

Will John Kerry state he doesn’t want the troops to die for a mistake??

Oh how the worm has turned....


11 posted on 06/30/2014 2:49:01 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: sunmars

Isn’t it amazing how quiet congress is these days? Maybe we’d be better off if they were just defunded?


12 posted on 06/30/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: sunmars

First he thought he was Jefferson, then FDR, then Teddy R, then Lincoln, now he thinks he’s JFK.....


13 posted on 06/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

bttt


14 posted on 06/30/2014 2:56:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mothball
Will he let them have loaded weapons?



Depends on the definition of "loaded"
15 posted on 06/30/2014 2:57:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: sunmars

Quagmire.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 2:58:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: faithhopecharity

“Maybe we’d be better off if they were just defunded?”

Agree completely.
It’s not like they’re objecting to Obamagumbe wearing=out his own US Treasury checkbook.
Absolute moratoriums on spending and immigration, excepting only payroll payments to troops and pending citizenship applications by bona fide immigrants.
Of course the critters would complain that dogs would soon be sleeping with cats, End of Days, etc.
But when was the last time you got a check from the feds or an immigrant did something for you?

Defund them. I just wrote my Rep critter and, as politely as I could manage, urged him to get off his a** & do something—to impeach Obama.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 3:02:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: sunmars
This is just how Viet Nam started. We're already in a quagmire!
18 posted on 06/30/2014 3:12:13 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoFloFreeper
In a perverse way, the Clown Fool intentionally does "give a damn". It is just that he cares about destroying our Republic and destroying our Freedoms. He cares. Everything this fool does is intentional. He should be in prison.
19 posted on 06/30/2014 3:17:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sunmars
Newsmax

Obama to Send 300 More Troops, Drones, Helicopters to Iraq Monday, June 30, 2014 05:41 PM By: REUTERS

The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending around 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon said on Monday.

20 posted on 06/30/2014 3:18:43 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mothball

spitballs


21 posted on 06/30/2014 3:20:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: knarf

Give him sometime, he will be against it and blame someone else for his decision.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 3:37:02 PM PDT by matt04
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To: sunmars

“These are not ‘boots on the ground,’ however. I have ordered them to wear sneakers.”


23 posted on 06/30/2014 3:37:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: hal ogen

yes. you are correct.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 3:44:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sunmars

It pains me he’s doing this...I am so glad my sons served and served well and will not be going into war there yet again!


25 posted on 06/30/2014 3:45:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: sunmars

It pains me he’s doing this...I am so glad my sons served and served well and will not be going into war there yet again!


26 posted on 06/30/2014 3:45:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: SoFloFreeper

So Flo...this guys got his head so wrapped around his own ego he can’t see he’s walking in the dark.

Never thought I’d see a President so self-serving and amazingly ignorant and conceited. HE’s behaving like a third world dictator!


27 posted on 06/30/2014 3:47:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: sunmars

This is irresponsible. Simply planting more American military force on the ground without sufficient air support and artillery means our forces are in exactly the same situation as those guys whose dead bodies were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: sunmars

For what??? laundry detail


29 posted on 06/30/2014 3:52:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sunmars

Hopefully Putin’s boys will take care of ISIS for us. But at what price.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: sunmars

Oh no...mission creep...by the creep in charge.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 3:59:46 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: sunmars

Back in the Eisenhower days a little Asian adventure in Vietnam started the same way. Dribble, dribble, drip, drip,Kennedy, Johnson, Tonkin!


32 posted on 06/30/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yea, where’s all the Anti-War protesters??

Why sooooo quiet? ‘Cause it’s a Dem in there, that’s why.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 4:16:27 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Don Corleone
Eisenhower got that line drawn in Korea (it's still in place) and warned the US about the military industrial complex. I suspect he'll go down in history (if there still is a history) as a great president for the transition from post-war wind down to the most successful consumer economy ever on the planet.

Catholic JFK got escalation fever because he wanted to protect the Catholic Diem regime in VN. That's one hypothesis.

34 posted on 06/30/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by grania
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No boots on the ground eh?

Zero has made a grand mess of things; he and the feel good liberals are detached from reality. Just imagine if the dipshit obama actually got his wish and disarmed us of all our nuclear weapons?

35 posted on 06/30/2014 4:29:15 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: sunmars

How many more troops? I dunno. How many are needed to carry all of Lois Lerner’s hard drives out of the country?


36 posted on 06/30/2014 4:43:19 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: sunmars
For what? Human sacrifice?!? That worked out so well the last time.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 4:54:17 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

LOL! Just what Ollie North said on Greta, I was just watching it 20 minutes ago and she was asking him why Obama doesn’t just make the call to Nieto about Sgt. Tahmooressi and he goes “Because he just don’t give a damn”. That’s Obamas legacy, he just don’t give a damn.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: mothball

These are 200 COMBAT TROOPS (boots on ground people), who supposedly are there to secure the Embassy....in addition to the 300 already sent.

NOW didn’t O Drama say ‘no boots on ground’ aka ‘combat troops’? Liar, Liar, Liar.

The problem is 200 combat troops means a lack of real protection for such a small number...unbelievable. This President has no clue what he is doing militarily.

I was okay with no boots on ground, because it is a civil war of sectarian violence.....the opportunity by the war won during GW Bush has already been squandered. This is very different....the three sects are no longer co operating with a government.

REMEMBER MOGADISHU, SOMALIA in 92-94, the clans were fighting and then all turned on the Americans, who were there for humanitarian purposes w/ UN, but we took sides causing a horrible event “Black Hawk Down”...similar.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381608/obama-orders-200-combat-troops-iraq-joel-gehrke


39 posted on 06/30/2014 5:20:24 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

I have seen reports that bring the total of our troops to 800, and read a report today that says there are 1000 Marines on ships in the area. There are also reports we have armed drones flying. Not sure what he is trying to stir, does he plan to accidentally get into the middle of that mess?


40 posted on 06/30/2014 5:26:33 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: sunmars

“The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.”

Let me guess....under the command of someone named Custer.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 5:52:54 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: sunmars

300 is an ominous number with historical precedent.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 6:47:09 PM PDT by matt1234 (Obama fled. People bled. (Iraq 2014.))
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To: sunmars

Basically Iraq is on its own. Maybe the Russians or Iranians will provide substantive help.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:33:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Posing. He doesn’t care about America. Or our allies. Or the gas prices we pay. Or the food prices. Or our insurance premiums. He doesn’t give a damn.”

You’re right, but his party gives a damn. We obviously lost in Iraq (the midnight skedaddle was all the proof anyone needed), and rather than have their role in that foreign policy disaster exposed in November they’ll pretend there is some sense of normalcy/peace in Iraq in time for the mid-term elections. Expect those daily stories of marketplace bombings to disappear quickly...


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Ollie is right.

Look, imagine if that marine were to announce he was a homosexual, or confused about his gender...or a muslim. That MIGHT get the Clown to do something....otherwise, it isn’t on his agenda.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 12:46:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

When did you first realize that?


46 posted on 07/01/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: al baby

This reminds me of Lebanon. REagan sends in those troops...and they naively set up their barracks.

If I were Iran I would be the largest bounty on American GIs. Anyone who captures one will get a million dollars.... Anyone who brings a GI body $100,000.

All they have to do is capture or kill a few GIs and the outcry in the US will be deafening. Capture a couple, and they’ll bring our country to it’s knees.

This idiot. He takes troops out....a vaccuum ensues and now he’s putting a modicum of troops back in....

Insane... unbelieveably insane... Those poor soldiers....Can they trust any of the IRaqis? How?

I am shaking from fear for those brave men.....

Does anyone remember Fallujah? and what they did to our Americans there?


47 posted on 07/01/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

About six to eight months before he seized power.


48 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: al baby

O ‘REilly is really coming down hard on Obama... every night. I love it.


49 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:18 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: SoFloFreeper

Spot on SoFlo, spot on!


50 posted on 07/01/2014 6:51:51 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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