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Pentagon Official: Situation in Iraq Is ‘So******’
Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2014 | Tristyn Bloom

Posted on 07/03/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by Trapper6012

With the crisis in Iraq worsening by the day, a ranking Pentagon official with knowledge of the situation has shed some light on the Obama administration’s inaction in an exclusive statement to The Daily Caller.

“The Pentagon is split and the administration is paralyzed,” he said, calling the gridlock “horrendous.”

“Joint Chiefs Chairman [Martin] Dempsey is an asshat yes man,” he continued. “We have congressional authority to use force for the Iraq War, as it never expired, but people are putting targeting packets through unnecessary bureaucracy to slow events to the point that — they hope — the situation is overcome by events. Bad call. So fucked. Reads like another chapter in [Robert] Gates’s book.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bho44; iraq

1 posted on 07/03/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by Trapper6012
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To: Trapper6012

Yeah, things are so much better since Saddam was removed /s


2 posted on 07/03/2014 5:05:39 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Trapper6012

Obama want the Caliphate to get off to a solid start.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 5:06:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: steve86

They were better, but no one knew we idiot Americans would elect and then reelect a traitorous Un-American Anti-American into the White House. Every enemy to America and what she stands for is celebrating our pitiful leadership. Even little kids in Central America are ignoring our POTUS and our laws.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 5:11:57 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Trapper6012

Why would Obama not also be hostile to the old Kingdom of Jordan..?

If he hated the historically artificial creation of Iraq I cannot understand why he would not also seek to dispense with Jordan.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 5:20:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Chgogal
They were better

Temporarily. Anything you do in that point of the world is pointless because it always devolves back to the tribal sectarian situation it was originally.

Certainly not worth American lives.

6 posted on 07/03/2014 5:22:21 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Trapper6012

We’ll never know if the current quagmire could have been avoided if the White Hut got a SOFA and left the troops in Iraq requested by the Pentagon.

But Obama owns this.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 5:26:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Trapper6012

I really don’t want to do it again and as much crap as I talk about not doing it again, ultimately we must.

This time we need to leave an unmistakable impression on them, so they understand, we will add another line to The Marine Corp Anthem if we have to and damn’d well better be another 200 years before we hear from you again.

Personally, I’d go King Herrod on them but, make certain all male under the age of “40” were put to the sword.

We’d save so much money on international aid...


8 posted on 07/03/2014 5:26:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: steve86
There is controlled chaos and then there is irresponsible ideological lead from the back leadership that causes all kinds of trouble leading to God only knows where.
9 posted on 07/03/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: steve86
It's amazing how many people forget that Saddam INVADED KUWAIT! Even if the U.S. invading Iraq was a mistake, 0BAMA COMPETELY WITHDRAWING ALL OF OUR TROOPS WAS EVEN DUMBER!!!

Remember how ANXIOUS 0bama was to bomb Libya? So much so that he didn't even get permission from Congress? Why was he so hot to bomb Libya but now won't do airstrikes in Iraq? Just exactly WHO is he helping????

10 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: gaijin

http://www.jpost.com/Experts/Palestine-Jordan-faces-looming-crisis-with-ISIS-361268";

It looks like Jordan is spooling up to fight ISIS. Relations between Israel and Jordan are apparently good as the speculation is that Israel will help Jordan stay stable and free. All Obama has to do is stand aside as the middle east goes up like a fireworks fabric and repeat Steve Urkel’s line, “Did I do that?”


11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:55 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Vendome

Nuking Mecca would send a clear message but we have to wait until our Muslim president and our Muslim head of CIA leave office. If that ever happens.


12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:18 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: gaijin

-——Why would Obama not also be hostile to the old Kingdom of Jordan..?

If he hated the historically artificial creation of Iraq I cannot understand why he would not also seek to dispense with Jordan.-——

.... Because the King of Jordan is not your average raghead goat Humper...and he would not put up with Obama games...

He’s an actual real leader bringing his country into the 21 at century....

Doesn’t hurt that next to Israel, Jordan is one of the most stable countries in the ME....


13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:35:09 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

As a Veteran of 30 years, it pains me to admit that everything I see points to the Joint Chiefs being a gang of bathhouse boys! I havent seen this many pussies since I visited the Humane society!
ANymore I just shake my head...and wonder what happened to all of the MEN!


14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:38:15 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: steve86

That Iraq war will go down as one if the biggest blunders this country ever undertook. We lost 4,600 troops and spent trillion$ for this?

Bad as it was, Saddam’s regime was the only workable solution for Iraq and any other arab country.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:38:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But Obama owns this.

He's proud of this...this is his legacy.

He's an American-hating muslim. All his actions have been completely consistent...and he has been remarkably successful.

16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:38:59 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Trapper6012
a ranking Pentagon official...

“The Pentagon is split and the administration is paralyzed,” he said, calling the gridlock “horrendous.”

“Joint Chiefs Chairman [Martin] Dempsey is an asshat yes man,” he continued.

Sorry, I'm not buying that story.......While it sounds cool and most likely accurate, I doubt a standing officer would make such a statement........

17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:39:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama’s absolute failure, along with his Secretary of State, took a tough but manageable situation into chaos. No Status of Forces Agreement - Obama and Clinton own that. He blames the elected president for shutting out leaders of the other Muslim branch - but set such a good example of inclusion in this country by considering what the minority here wanted. /s

The hierarchy of the military has been systematically fired so less experience at a minimum people have been put in charge and on a short leash. Don’t think Al Quada notices? If we can make it to 2016 without a major terrorist attack at least on American interests overseas, if not here, I’ll be shocked.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 5:39:02 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: ScottinVA
And we all knew we were screwed when W said "islam is a religion of peace."

That's when and where it all fell apart.

19 posted on 07/03/2014 5:40:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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20 posted on 07/03/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Trapper6012
I figured all along that Dempsey is a big dufus. The JCS should have resigned en masse years ago.
21 posted on 07/03/2014 5:50:57 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Trapper6012

Accurate call on Martin Dempsey. When I see him, I am just left wondering how this guy ever became a general. A perfumed prince!


22 posted on 07/03/2014 5:55:47 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Al Qaeda is decimated and on the run.” Barack Hussein Obama


23 posted on 07/03/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: CivilWarBrewing

They also seem to forget that Hussein was routinely firing missiles at our pilots in the no-fly zone. After 9/11, ignoring those repeated acts of war would have been grounds for impeachment.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 6:02:35 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender
And they tried to kill President Bush Sr.

Everything Obama does in the middle east seems to make it less stable. My guess is that by restricting the supply of domestic oil and destabilizing the middle east he can speed up the Cloward-Piven strategy. Just a thought.

25 posted on 07/03/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Trapper6012

A coalition lead by the US should have already been plowing down ISIS with missiles and drones. While we cannot control that part of the world we can break things when it gets out of hand and we cannot allow ISIS to take over the middle east. Our Chamberlain in the WH is utterly clueless about what is going down.


26 posted on 07/03/2014 6:16:36 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Vendome

It’s the Marines Hymn, not the Marine Corps anthem.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 6:17:36 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Thank you.
Yes, even Freepers forget that cease fire violations were the main reason for the taking of Iraq.


28 posted on 07/03/2014 6:20:57 PM PDT by kidd
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To: steve86
Certainly not worth American lives.

The Duelfer Report concluded that Saddam would have reconstituted his WMD if he had remained in power. Most likely that would have cost MORE American lives.

Saddam was thumbing his nose at the UN, the US, Israel and Kuwait. I don't see why it's responsible to leave someone like that in power; if not taken out other countries would have gotten the idea that they could do the same.

29 posted on 07/03/2014 6:43:58 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up
I don't see why it's responsible to leave someone like that in power

Is it responsible to leave someone like Obama in power?

30 posted on 07/03/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: sean327

LOL

Looked it up to make sure.

I blame the website I confirmed with....


31 posted on 07/03/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

No it will never happen because there is no reason to nuke Mecca.


32 posted on 07/03/2014 6:56:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Trapper6012

Clearly the Presidential Chair is empty on the Inrernational Stage......Obam’s too busy taking down our country to bother IMO.


33 posted on 07/03/2014 7:02:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama said when he ran ...”Iraq is a dumb war”...and further...”I’m not only going to end that war but the mindset that took us there”.

He has o interest in Iraq.


34 posted on 07/03/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: gaijin

Three days ago a White House spokesman said in effect the Jordan may need Israel to bail them out. I’m sure the Muslim population of Jordan (95% Sunni) living under a monarchy loved hearing that.

Obama is destabilizing Jordan, as much as he dares.


35 posted on 07/03/2014 7:16:51 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: CivilWarBrewing

+1


36 posted on 07/03/2014 7:24:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: gaijin

How do you know he is not? Everything he does aids the killers against the innocent. His actions not his words reveal what he is.


37 posted on 07/03/2014 7:29:29 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Fitzy_888

Jordan’s big concern is internal Jihad from the tribes about 2 hours south of Amman near Petra, in the village of Ma’an. The young guys there have been flying ISIS flags for quite awhile. I doubt a ISIS military operation would gain much ground. The desert from the Iraq border to any developed region of Jordan is a rock strewn region. From Syria to Amman is another story as the drive is around 45 minutes. We have around 12,000 troops in Jordan at a few bases. We have had operation of patriot systems for 2 years near the Syrian border as well as or folks in the underground operations bunker we built for them a couple years ago. Jordan needs to worry about internal suicide bombers and isolated folks shooting up shopping malls.


38 posted on 07/03/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT by Trapper6012
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