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Iraq needs U.S. aid now
USA Today, by Michael Knights

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 1/13/2014 9:14:45 PM

On December 31, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – al-Qaeda´s affiliate in Iraq and Syria – took over the centers of Ramadi and Fallujah, the two largest cities in Iraq´s Anbar province. A week later the terrorist movement still controls Fallujah, the site of titanic street battles between al-Qaeda and the U.S. Marines in 2004. The center of al-Qaeda´s self-declared caliphate is just 35 miles from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and only 25 miles from the runway where airliners land in Iraq´s capital. Fallujah is an iconic location for other reasons. In 2004 , 122 U.S.

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America turned it´s back on Iraq the second it voted for 0bama in 2008.
Where the hell has this guy been?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/13/2014 9:17:39 PM     (No. 9690872)

No! They wanted us out and we are out. To hell with them. When they get tired of being slaves, they will rise up and die trying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/13/2014 9:21:30 PM     (No. 9690875)

32,000,000 Iraqis can´t take out a few thousand AQ?
The whole country of Iraq isn´t worth the life of one American kid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sanchin, 1/13/2014 9:23:30 PM     (No. 9690877)

Forget about exit strategy, this administration is incapable of formulating strategy period. Hindsight is 20/20 and we should have stayed out of Iraq to begin with. There is no compelling reason why we should become deeply involved again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sanchin, 1/13/2014 9:26:19 PM     (No. 9690884)

Forget about an exit strategy this administration is incapable of formulating strategy to deal with this. Hindsight is 20/20 and we should never have been in Irag to begin with and there is no compelling to get involved now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2014 9:49:40 PM     (No. 9690908)

We should have never thrown so much money down the rabbit hole in Iraq, but what about the small amount of American soldiers left there ? Who saves them ?

Too bad Iraq. Zippy sent the money to Iran.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HPmatt, 1/13/2014 10:36:27 PM     (No. 9690963)

Who wants to send their boy to die? On top of the the 4,000 that have already given the ultimate? And Gates says the Commie-in-Chief doesn´t even care about Iraq and Afgan. How about we ´think outside the box´ and send the gangbangers from Chi-town to take over Fallujah?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PI65, 1/13/2014 10:47:29 PM     (No. 9690972)

OP has no clue as to what what Iraq needs. We need to stay the hell away from that horrible place. Mistake from the beginning and a waste of our most precious treasure. Semper Fi

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/13/2014 11:00:27 PM     (No. 9690981)

Again, I respectfully beg to differ with #7.
How soon we forget....
It was not a waste and was the right thing at the right time. It saddens me that leftist defeatism has pervaded the thinking of some patriotic Americans.

Again:

Saddam Hussein was one of the most brutal dictators of the 20th century....GONE

He had two psychotic, blood thirsty sons.....GONE

Hussein maintained the capacity to manufacture WMD (the actual stated issue about going in there re: WMD, not "stockpiles of WMD" as the left propagated) until the day we ousted him....that threat is GONE

Hussein funded, encouraged, facilitated and was responsible for terror and the leader of a terror state.....that threat is GONE

Just as GWB promised in his great address before congress and the world on 9/21/01 about fighting the terrorists "at a place and time of OUR choosing" we drew in and slaughtered thousands of rabid jihadis from across the region in what turned out to be a brilliant military strategy (remember Bin-Laden said Iraq was the central focus of his war on the west?)

Our military devised and perfected the "Surge" strategy, that won the day, will come in handy in the future and defeated the anti-American left at home (i,e. the DemocRAT Party) and the feckless UN naysayers across the globe.

We were in a war against terror and we took out the greatest focus of terror on earth at that time.

GWB left a fledgling democracy and a forward military base for further operations that we/they NO LONGER HAVE thanks to 0bama´s precipitous withdrawal and abandonment of our efforts.

When Iran gets the bomb it will be because, among the other things he´s done, 0bama´s withdrawal from Iraq.

We can argue whether it was a good idea to liberate that place, but there is no question our efforts, blood and treasure expended there have been squandered because of 0bama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/14/2014 5:01:01 AM     (No. 9691095)

No SOFA; no money. No wonder those geniuses in Congress proposed a $1.1 trillion budget. Good money after bad.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/14/2014 9:31:42 AM     (No. 9691343)

Amen, #8.
Also, add to that the 500!! tons of yellowcake uranium taken from Iraq:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/07/iraq.uranium/index.html?eref=rss_world&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+(RSS%3A+World)

And the Syrian WMD that we ll on the Right saw being taken from Iraq to Syria in advance of the war-while W got Congressional and UN authority to proceed- is also a heckuva reason to have invaded.

Let alone that in 1998 Clinton signed into law the removal of SH as American Policy.

WE were right.
THEY were wrong.
Nothing is relative.

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