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Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq
Hotair ^ | 08/14/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 08/14/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

On Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that the Yazidi minorities have been encircled by Islamic State forces on Mt. Sinjar for weeks were in much better shape. Military officials determined that select airstrikes on ISIS positions around the mountain had been successful, and some Yazidis had already evacuated the area.

Defense officials determined that the success of contingency operations against ISIS in western Iraq indicated that no further action would need to be undertaken. In a press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama confirmed that the mission to save the Yazidis had been a success. He added that, while the U.S. would still execute airstrikes against ISIS forces that threaten American assets or personnel, the rescue phase of the mission in Iraq had been accomplished.

“We broke the ISIL siege of Mt. Sinjar, we helped vulnerable people reach safety, and we helped save many innocent lives,” Obama said. “The majority of the military personnel who conducted the assessment will be leaving Iraq in the coming days.”

Obama did note, however, that the crisis on the ground in Iraq is far from being resolved:

“Now, the situation remains dire for Iraqis subject to ISIL’s terror throughout the country, and this includes minorities like Iraqi Christians,” he added. “It also includes many Sunnis, Shia and Kurds.”

CNN’s Jim Sciutto had an interesting observation about this statement.

When POTUS listed other Iraqi groups US may protect from #ISIS – Christians, Sunnis, Shias, Kurds – he described #Iraq's entire population

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 14, 2014

Not especially encouraging.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; iraq; isis; kurdistan; mission; mullahfan; patbuchanan; pitchforkpat; rescueyazidis; yazidi; yazidis

1 posted on 08/14/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Huzzah! all hail Obama!/s

Yo Obie, none of this would happened had you not turned your back on all the hard work that was done in Iraq.


2 posted on 08/14/2014 3:18:03 PM PDT by mylife
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course! A complete caliphate is underway in Syria and Iraq. Mission accomplished.


3 posted on 08/14/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing about Christians........because he’s a Muzzie and lives by the Muzzie motto “Kill all the Christians and Jews”.


4 posted on 08/14/2014 3:20:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq

Same s--t, different President.

5 posted on 08/14/2014 3:22:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jsanders2001

Hey they stole half a bil $$ in Iraq.

They may be able to pay Obama more than MSNBC when he’s looking for a new job in Jan 2017.

I’ll watch for “Grand Caliph of ISIS” openings on Monster.com


6 posted on 08/14/2014 3:23:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Iraq is pretty much is gone.


7 posted on 08/14/2014 3:23:12 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

And this is on top of bringing peace and freedom to Libya and defeating Al Qaeda.


8 posted on 08/14/2014 3:23:45 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: SeekAndFind

What Mission was that ? The Mission to pretend to do something ?


9 posted on 08/14/2014 3:25:25 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

WaPo disagrees:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/yazidis-still-reported-trapped-on-mountain-in-northern-iraq-despite-us-assessment/2014/08/14/d85337fb-c5d2-4b82-b53a-410467e0db90_story.html


10 posted on 08/14/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a sneaky little publicity whore,, ask the Kurds how a lot of those trapped got down off the mount.


11 posted on 08/14/2014 3:33:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nascarnation

Look for The Islamic State 5 part series about the caliphate under way on YouTube by Vice News. Very eye opening as to what we’re up against...


12 posted on 08/14/2014 3:34:29 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Thanks


13 posted on 08/14/2014 3:37:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

My stomach turns every time I hear him speak. I can’t wait for him to be gone


14 posted on 08/14/2014 3:38:19 PM PDT by reefdiver (The fool says there is no God. And the bigger fools sees direct evidence and rages against it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where is the mockery?

OTOH, for his side, it may well be mission accomplished.


15 posted on 08/14/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: jsanders2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsCZzpmbEcs


16 posted on 08/14/2014 3:42:07 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

Amazing how Obama has turned his back on the blood of our soldiers and our people.


17 posted on 08/14/2014 3:54:26 PM PDT by mylife
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To: reefdiver

Twenty nine more months.


18 posted on 08/14/2014 4:18:21 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: SeekAndFind

The man is a joke


19 posted on 08/14/2014 7:08:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: forgotten man

“Twenty nine months”.

Truly an eternity, so much time left to screw us everyday!


20 posted on 08/14/2014 7:12:43 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: forgotten man

I’m not all that certain that our country can survive Obama’s 29 more months, and you know that congress won’t do anything not now and not in the remaining 29 months. I do know that others whom I have talked to have expressed the same thoughts. All I can say is GOD help this country.


21 posted on 08/14/2014 9:15:34 PM PDT by kagnew
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To: SeekAndFind

The mission is not accomplished as long as a single aspirin factory remains standing...


22 posted on 08/15/2014 1:35:46 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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