Skip to comments.Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq
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 ISILs terror throughout the country, and this includes minorities like Iraqi Christians, he added. It also includes many Sunnis, Shia and Kurds.
CNNs 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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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.
Of course! A complete caliphate is underway in Syria and Iraq. Mission accomplished.
Nothing about Christians........because he’s a Muzzie and lives by the Muzzie motto “Kill all the Christians and Jews”.
Same s--t, different President.
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
Iraq is pretty much is gone.
And this is on top of bringing peace and freedom to Libya and defeating Al Qaeda.
What Mission was that ? The Mission to pretend to do something ?
He’s a sneaky little publicity whore,, ask the Kurds how a lot of those trapped got down off the mount.
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...
My stomach turns every time I hear him speak. I can’t wait for him to be gone
Where is the mockery?
OTOH, for his side, it may well be mission accomplished.
Amazing how Obama has turned his back on the blood of our soldiers and our people.
Twenty nine more months.
The man is a joke
“Twenty nine months”.
Truly an eternity, so much time left to screw us everyday!
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.
The mission is not accomplished as long as a single aspirin factory remains standing...
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