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Obama: Up to 300 military advisors to Iraq

Obama: Up to 300 military advisors to Iraq

In a press conference today, President Obama announced that the U.S. was relocating some personnel out of Iraq, and sending reinforcements for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Obama also stated that there would be increased monitoring and surveillance of ISIL insurgents, and increased military support for Iraq, including joint operations centers in Baghdad.

Additional equipment also would be sent, in addition to a “small number of American military advisors, up to 300.”

But, he emphasized, “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq”

The U.S. is prepared, though, to take “precise” military action if circumstances warranted, but not to support “one sect” against another.

As to failure to leave residual forces, Obama said “that was a decision made by the Iraqi government.”

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We’d be better served if the marxist monkey sent 300 military advisors to the southern US border.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to walls. | June 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Didn’t Obama say “Up to 300 military TERRORISTS to Iraq?

    I would swear I heard him say that – at least under his breath.

      Just take a head count when departure time comes. “Up to 300” will mean 1-5 if they’re really military advisors. If they’re terrorists, then we’ll see the full 300 – the rest of those housed at Gitmo and whomever may be under surveillance at this time.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10910868/Iraq-crisis-Obama-may-launch-air-strikes-without-Congress-amid-calls-for-Maliki-to-go-live.html

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Humphrey's Executor | June 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

He calls it “ISIL”. That’s Al Jazeera calls it. The “L” stands for “Levant” which historically included what is now Israel. Seems like just about everyone else calls it ISIS, wherein the second “S” stands for Syria. Kinda makes you want to say “hmmmmmmm.”

Between the lines by Jay Carnage:

“Additional equipment (one wind surf board, one hysteria invoking Salman-Rushdie-reading-the-Satanic-Verses video and a partridge in a pear tree) also would be sent, in addition to a “small number of American military advisors, up to 300 (anti-American film makers & jornolistas).”

That was a decision made by the Iraqi government. No joke.
After your administration kept whittling down the numbers of promised troops, first in the 15,000-18,000 range, down to the 10,000 range, and at last down to only 3,000.
The Iraqis concluded thereby that Obama’s whittling signified an unserious attitude about the whole deal.
And now Obama can come before us with a straight — lying weasel face — and claim that it was the Iraqis’ decision.
Fellas, help me out here with some harsh language to describe this excuse for a human being.

“No boots on the ground…”

Well, I’ve wondered about sneakers.

Now, I have to conclude that Green Berets can hover…

Our national interest would be better served if Obama sent 300 of his most loyal state sponsored journalist to Iraq to talk the issue to death. Special Forces troops are way too valuable to sacrifice as window dressing. Media hacks… not so much.

“Military advisors”? Seems Ike sent “military advisors to some country in South East Asia, eventually led to over 50,000 US troops killed for nothing. Either we go in to win or we stay out.
Give the military a goal and let them set their own ROE and keep DC out.(Or airdrop the politicians into a major enemy encampment)

Premature evacuation has consequences. Our military’s efforts to stabilize Iraq and establish a rapport with its people was in vain.

What the hell kind of advice do these people need? Their brothers have already shown they can engage the most powerful military force the world has ever seen and, with patience and politics, defeat it.

What advice are we talking about here…. the size and shape of the white flag? The proper ratio of female and gay soldiers in each unit to ensure strength through diversity? How to bargain for the best price when you sell stolen American military equipment to your cousin who is fighting on the other side?

It’s as if Obama were looking to recreate the Battle of Thermopylae with American troops as the 300 Spartans.

    Anchovy in reply to paulejb. | June 19, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Obama was too busy in school smoking dope. He probably thinks Thermopylae is something the vet uses to check your dog’s temperature.

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