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Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Now Says
New York Times ^ | 08/09/2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and TIM ARANGO

Posted on 08/09/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Saturday that the airstrikes and humanitarian assistance drops he ordered last week in Iraq could go on for months, preparing Americans for an extended military presence in the skies there as Iraq’s leaders try to build a new government.

“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Mr. Obama told reporters before leaving for a two-week golf-and-beach vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. “This is going to be a long-term project.”

The president repeated his insistence that his administration would not send ground troops back to Iraq after ending an unpopular, decade-long war and withdrawing the last troops in 2011. But two days after emphasizing the limited scope of the mission in a White House address, he pledged that the United States would stand with Iraq if it could form a unified and inclusive government to counter the Sunni militants who threaten its future.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; iraq; isis; kurdistan; obama; yazidi; yazidis
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1 posted on 08/09/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals must be freaking out these days. They’ll put it all on Bush, of course, and give Bammy a pass.


2 posted on 08/09/2014 8:21:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind
Looking for the political calculation here, because Prince Obie is always about politics.

The best I can come up with is he thinks that a CIC involved in a foreign engagement is less likely to be impeached.

3 posted on 08/09/2014 8:21:15 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: SeekAndFind

I never served in the Army, but even I know that you don’t control it and own it until you put boots on the ground, no matter how high you make the rubble bounce.


4 posted on 08/09/2014 8:22:24 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s going to finish at the lowest popularity IN ALL US HISTORY..!!!

Oh wow, Jimmy Carter must be singing Zippity Doo-Dah..!


5 posted on 08/09/2014 8:22:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: F15Eagle

remember the days of Nobel Peace and how he was a savior to the world after Bush , and the liberals loved loved it?
Yea , how weird those same liberals still love him and make excuses for his killings


6 posted on 08/09/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping.


7 posted on 08/09/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: F15Eagle

Months ...Maybe Years

:FOLKS..ya have to learn to TRUST ME”


8 posted on 08/09/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

What about the people on the mountain? Any plans for them Obammy?


9 posted on 08/09/2014 8:24:24 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: manc

Bump.


10 posted on 08/09/2014 8:24:36 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: manc

11 posted on 08/09/2014 8:24:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a quagmire, to me.


12 posted on 08/09/2014 8:26:09 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Hardastarboard

Wellll... its just a matter of time till one of our planes get shot down...then what, Obozo??


13 posted on 08/09/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

He will probably get a bump in his personal popularity numbers at just the right time. It isn’t likely that his left will complain until after the elections.


14 posted on 08/09/2014 8:27:38 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder why Jarrett now wants to bomb the organization that she had Obama train and arm?
15 posted on 08/09/2014 8:27:56 PM PDT by sport
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To: Hardastarboard

RE: I never served in the Army, but even I know that you don’t control it and own it until you put boots on the ground, no matter how high you make the rubble bounce.

Can anybody reminds us of Clinton’s campaign against Serbia to protect Kosovo from Milosevic?

I believe it was done mostly from bombs from the sky and no boots on the ground.... (but please correct me if I am wrong ).


16 posted on 08/09/2014 8:28:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: manc

I work with a bunch of LibTards here in, ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan.’

About 30 days out, after the ‘coronation,’ they became suspiciously silent...

The VERY same people that vocally BASHED President Bush on a DAILY basis had absolutely NOTHING good to say about their Boy King. No bragging rights, whatsoever. None.


17 posted on 08/09/2014 8:28:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gaijin

Don’t count Jimmy out. He’s still trying to stay in the game, even though it isn’t personally still scheduling the tennis court at the White House. His views on Israel and overseeing elections around the world (especially in corrupt nations) keeps him in contention — and away from his wife and Plains GA.


18 posted on 08/09/2014 8:28:41 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bammy’s ‘unjust war’.... cricket chirps from liberals.


19 posted on 08/09/2014 8:29:40 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn the one or two bombs being dropped, they need to be sending an armada of air craft and target every ISIS position at once!


20 posted on 08/09/2014 8:31:13 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: sport

So they can say, as they back away from the “crisis” they’ve themselves have caused: they’ve done everything they can to help. Disgusting and corrupt.


21 posted on 08/09/2014 8:32:22 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We have somewhere in the area of 10,000 boots in Kosovo. Clinton told us they’d be home by Christmas. Of 1997 IIRC.


22 posted on 08/09/2014 8:33:21 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So his answer is to include the sunni homicidal maniacs in the Iraqi government

Following the same playbook he did in Kenya with his cousin Odinga in 2006


23 posted on 08/09/2014 8:44:20 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not going to lie, I do like the sound of endless air strikes against radical Muslims. Boots on the ground? Not so much. drone strike those MFers until they renounce Islam.


24 posted on 08/09/2014 8:47:38 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was in Bosnia in 1998. Bombing worked there IMO. I firmly believe that there are no problems here on earth that can’t be solved with the application of an appropriate amount of high explosive ordnance. If you failed to solve your problem, you simply failed to use enough.


25 posted on 08/09/2014 8:51:08 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: SeekAndFind

...and ISIS will continue for decades....

Barry is a loser...time to impeach and get a real leader in the WH!


26 posted on 08/09/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by BCW (ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM)
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To: SeekAndFind

...or until the (British) press stops paying attention.


27 posted on 08/09/2014 9:23:51 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

28 posted on 08/09/2014 9:29:43 PM PDT by grundle
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To: F15Eagle

The idea of starting a fledgling democracy Iraq was not a bad one. Bush did not underestimate the desire of the Iraqi people to be free. He did not anticipate the stupidity of the American people to elect a president who would abandon the Iraqi people to evil islamist terrorists who would behead their children. Perhaps Bush should have considered what the election of a marxist in the USA would do to the little corner of democracy he was trying to establish, particularly in light of his close shave in 2000.


29 posted on 08/09/2014 9:31:19 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: SeekAndFind

“This is going to be a long-term project.”
Spoken like a right proper bloodthirsty, slave-mongering war pig.


30 posted on 08/09/2014 9:33:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So GWB was correct about the war on terror being a long, protracted battle. Welcome to the show Bammy.


31 posted on 08/09/2014 9:34:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama and his war for oil......

What say you libtards?


32 posted on 08/09/2014 9:46:25 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: F15Eagle
Bombing a Sovereign Nation is an act of war.


Obama Lama ..... Obama Flashback: 'We're Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable and Self-Reliant Iraq'

Libtards are useless and clueless. You know who you are, do not get near me.
33 posted on 08/09/2014 10:00:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: SeekAndFind
I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Mr. Obama told reporters before leaving for a two-week golf-and-beach vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. “This is going to be a long-term project.

Oh, you mean like that war criminal Bushitler said?

You frigging IDIOT!

34 posted on 08/09/2014 10:02:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Mr. Obama told reporters before leaving for a two-week golf-and-beach vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

For just a moment there, I thought I was reading The Onion...

35 posted on 08/09/2014 10:16:51 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Dallas59

The Kurds opened a way for them, and most of ‘em ducked through it to Syria.


36 posted on 08/09/2014 10:18:38 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoo hoo. You go Bammy. Take out the evil and fry it well.


37 posted on 08/09/2014 10:20:50 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Lurker

Oh yeah. Camp Bondsteel or something like that? Largest base we have in the country, wasn’t it?


38 posted on 08/09/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: F15Eagle

They can’t, this one is OBAMAS NOW.

We should never have left Karzai in charge. We should not have pulled out. The region is too volatile right now. As it always has been. I honestly don’t know if there is any good solution. I suppose Iraq could be split up. But there are all sorts of consequences involved.


39 posted on 08/09/2014 10:26:30 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

No, send about a dozen bombers, loaded with the old neutron bombs. I’m sure we still have a few laying around, if not it wouldn’t be hard to rig a few. No more politics, no more bantering, just do it, get it over with and move on. We could make the world a safer place. ISIS cannot be allowed to run rampant across the middle east. I’m sure even most muslim countries agree. Get rid of them now, before their demonic ideas get the rest of the islamic world to join them.

If we don’t stop them now, we will see them spread and spread, gaining more influence and power. I do not want to see a caliphate formed in my life time.


40 posted on 08/09/2014 10:32:36 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

FWIW, Karzai is in Afghanistan.


41 posted on 08/09/2014 10:34:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: manc

Of course he diddn’t deserve to get the Nobel Peace Prize (even he admiitted that), and when he got it the committee couldn’t dream that instead of peace he would create violence and destruction everywhere he meddled.


42 posted on 08/09/2014 10:39:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Mr. Obama told reporters ...“This is going to be a long-term project.”

Gosh, such moronic comments. Did he just figure it out? Maybe if they hadn't equipped and supported Islamists to overthrow the Syrian government, they wouldn't be having problems in Iraq now. Don't do "with one hand giveth and other taketh.. on second thought, he could invite ISIS to tea or maybe burgers and discuss a resolution.

43 posted on 08/09/2014 10:44:42 PM PDT by odds
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To: F15Eagle

Yea, my mistake. I wish there was an edit button.


44 posted on 08/09/2014 11:07:14 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: castlebrew

Giggity.


45 posted on 08/10/2014 2:43:05 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not satisiefd with leaving his replacement in a bind with the economy, Obama Care, and 1000 other atrocities, he intends to leave the next guy a smoking heap of a world to deal with. If we don’t prevail, it will be interesting to see if Hillary gets to blame Bush for everything.


46 posted on 08/10/2014 4:26:26 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: F15Eagle

The air strikes were made by F-18’s and DRONES

We learned in Afghanistan that the pacifist leftist wackos approve of drones.

The protection of the Kurds will be accomplished (attempted) by Drones.


47 posted on 08/10/2014 4:30:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: F15Eagle
"Liberals must be freaking out these days. They’ll put it all on Bush, of course, and give Bammy a pass."

Yes, they will. So will the trolls on FR.


48 posted on 08/10/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: billhilly

I predict the appearacnce,,,,of CIndy Sheehan at a new encampment near Martha’s Vineyard before the Obie Vacation is over


49 posted on 08/10/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

i would recommend EVERYONE listen to this interview Savage had with Walid Shoebat yesterday, this guy knows his sh*t, imho and also his website is always the RAW truth, he reveals a lot of different info/videos and usually the first to reveal such things that you will NEVER see in our media!

Mike

http://shoebat.com/2014/08/09/shoebat-talks-isis-michael-savage/


50 posted on 08/10/2014 10:27:21 AM PDT by MikeinMotley
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