Iraq  (Page 4)

Dempsey Bucks “No Boots on the Ground,” Heads to Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4:33pm 11/15/2014 at 4:33pm

America’s latest mission in Iraq has been marred from the start by mixed messages, disagreement in Congress, and a slow, steady increase in troop count.

In the battle to manage expectations regarding mission time and troop commitment, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey has remained at odds with the Obama administration over...

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Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:30am 11/8/2014 at 10:30am

Congress is gearing up for the next big budget battle, and the Administration’s latest funding request could stir tensions between the midterm election’s winners and losers.

This week President Obama approved deployment of an...

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U.S. Military Commander: Not so fast on defeating ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:30pm 10/17/2014 at 5:30pm

The U.S. Military is on a mission to manage expectations regarding the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. military operations against Islamic State, gave an update at the Pentagon about the military campaign in Iraq, and emphasized that while U.S. forces have made gains...

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ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:45pm 10/13/2014 at 7:45pm

I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to...

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Iraqi woman tortured and executed by ISIS over Facebook post

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30am 9/27/2014 at 10:30am

A Muslim civil rights lawyer and mother of three was found guilty of apostasy by an ISIS-founded sharia court in Mosul. Her offense? She posted a blog post to Facebook that was critical of ISIS’ destruction of places of worship. She was then tortured for days and suffered a public executed by...

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NY Times’ ISIS coalition coverage “unlike” the truth

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:15am 9/24/2014 at 8:15am

The NY Times made a rather large error the other day, and then issued a correction:

“…[Our article] gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for this plans and President George W. Bush’s efforts on such backing for the Iraq War. The approach Mr. Obama is...

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The Domestic Battle for Action in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:31am 9/22/2014 at 8:31am

After years of political opposition, conflict, and even comparisons to our infamous involvement in Vietnam and southeast Asia, lawmakers—especially those up for re-election this year—are hesitant to send another round of money and troops into Iraq.

Last week, Congress approved the funding required to arm and train Syrian rebels opposed to...

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Update: House OKs measure to arm Syrian rebels

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:33pm 9/17/2014 at 6:33pm

Today, the House approved a $500 million measure dedicated to the arming and training of Syrian rebels.

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WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00am 9/11/2014 at 9:00am

Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the threat of ISIS was met with both cautious optimism and unbridled mockery from pundits on both sides of the aisle.

No one was more optimistic than CNN’s latest hire, former Obama Administration press secretary Jay Carney. Unfortunately for Carney, however, CNN had also invited...

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Iraq: a Problem of Mixed Messages

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:59pm 9/5/2014 at 6:59pm

Our “boots on the ground” troops in Iraq are receiving mixed messages, and it’s causing more than just a morale problem.

Officials overseas are calling out the Obama Administration on their jumbled approach to current actions being taken against the Islamic State in Iraq. The current mission against ISIS calls for...

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Rand Paul, war hawk ?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm 9/3/2014 at 8:30pm

Advocating for foreign intervention is not something you usually hear from libertarian poster children like Senator Paul. And yet, that seems to be what he’s preaching. From WaPo:

If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress,” Paul told the AP. “I would lay out the reasoning of why...

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More U.S. Troops Heading to Baghdad

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:27am 9/3/2014 at 7:27am

The White House has agreed to send 350 additional troops to Baghdad following a State Department request for more protection at the U.S. embassy and other installations.

Via Time:

“This action was taken at the recommendation of the Department of Defense after an extensive interagency review, and is part of the President’s...

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Epic rant over Obama playing golf right after James Foley statement

http://youtu.be/xV1LNF01GAU
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:11pm 8/22/2014 at 10:11pm
http://youtu.be/xV1LNF01GAU

Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor.

Yes there was mourning, not the grieving kind, but the former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who President Obama was photographed fist bumping with on the golf course….

It’s this wishy-washy, lead from behind, no strategy foreign policy that has put us at the mercy of militant...

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Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 8/20/2014 at 1:00pm

President Obama just gave a live statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of journalist James Foley.

He condemned the murder, insisted that it was not representative of Islam as many of ISIS’ victims are Muslim, and called to vigilence.

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No, this is not a photo of women being sold in Mosul

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:00am 8/19/2014 at 7:00am

The Featured Image is being spread widely on Twitter and Facebook as evidence of abducted women being sold either into slavery or marriage by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.

Now ISIS may very well be doing such things, but this is not a photo of ISIS selling women.

It’s a photo from 2013 of...

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Obama declares “siege of Mount Sinjar” over, but no clear strategy to defeat ISIS (Update: Maliki Resigns)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:35pm 8/14/2014 at 3:35pm

In what has become a nearly daily occurrence, President Obama summoned the media to discuss the situation in Iraq (and Ferguson, Missouri) from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard.

The President seemed to take a victory lap on United States’ efforts to stabilize the Yazidi refugee crisis in Northern Iraq.

President...

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You can keep your end of Iraq war, if you like it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:15pm 8/12/2014 at 9:15pm

Not sure if the title set-up works or not.

The Iraq war never ended. Obama just acted like it did.

Anyway, here’s this from The Free Beacon:

And this via Hot Air:

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