Now I am remembering why I voted for Obama. What a wonderful way to run a war.
You don't need to send half the army over to another country and borrow
trillions from China to get the job done. .. Drop a few bombs, provide
intelligence and then leave it in the hands of the people in that region to
fight for their own freedom .. or not.
I am cheering for the Kurds. In the aftermath of the second Gulf war in 1991
Bush the father hinted that Iraqis should overthrow Saddam Hussein. The Kurds
revolted and Saddam Hussein crushed their revolt. The US did nothing. Bush the
father was only hinting that the Iraqi military kick out Saddam Hussein, not the
Kurds or the Shiites. He didn't want Iraq to disintegrate.Now,
finally, we are helping them. And I do agree with CJB, drop some bombs, arm
the Kurds, let them do the job. We shouldn't help Iraqi government until
they do something to help themselves, namely, get rid of Maliki. Once they do
that I think that the Sunni support of Isis will evaporate. As someone once
commented, when Al Qaeda of Saudi Arabia was trying to create a revolution in
Saudi Arabia about 10 years ago they failed. No one could quite buy into their
vision of utopia. I think that the Sunnis supporting ISIS for now are the same.
It is convenient for them because Maliki is oppressive, but once Maliki is out
ISIS will be out too.
@ cjb:I'm also glad Obama is finally doing something. But had
he done a month ago what he's trying to do now, the same amount of
air-power strikes would've been more effective and the religious minorities
most likely would've never been driven into the mountains.A
month or so ago, the ISIS militant group was still crossing into Iraq from
Syria. It was completely vulnerable while crossing the desert. Local governments
were begging Obama to help them at that time and he chose to wait and did next
to nothing. But better late than never. Earlier definitely
would've been better. But I laud Obama for finally taking some action.
However, many civilian deaths could've been avoided had we given the same
level of support a bit earlier. Obama needs to learn to be more decisive at
critical times as Commander and Chief. But again, I'm happy
something is finally being done to help these defenseless religious minorities
and I support these latest actions by Obama.
Brio -"However, many civilian deaths could've been avoided
had we given the same level of support a bit earlier. "Let's get to the ROOT of the problem, shall we Brio?"many
civilian deaths could've been avoided . . . " if Al Gore were elected
in 2000 instead of GW.The twin towers would still be standing, the
US would NEVER have waged an unjust war against Iraq, ISIS would NEVER have been
armed with BILLIONS of dollars in US weaponry, and yes . . . . "many
civilian deaths could've been avoided . . . "There's a
lesson to be learned from all this:NEVER voter Republican.
Brio -"However, many civilian deaths could've been avoided
had we given the same level of support a bit earlier. "Let's get to the ROOT of the problem, shall we Brio?“ .
. . many civilian deaths could've been avoided . . . " if Al Gore were
elected in 2000 instead of GW.The twin towers would still be
standing, the US would NEVER have waged an unjust war against Iraq, ISIS would
NEVER have been armed with BILLIONS of dollars in US weaponry, and yes . . . .
"many civilian deaths could've been avoided . . . "There's a lesson to be learned from all this:NEVER vote
@ GaryO:Your comment is absolutely nothing but conjecture and
speculation. Not a shred of evidence to back up a single contention you've
made. None whatsoever. Just so you know, the original 9/11 attack in
NYC was in the planning stage years before Bush was voted in 2000. They were
going to try to pull if off regardless of who won the election. Sadly, they did.
They were upset with America's way of life, not Bush. It's apparently
you who is the one upset with Bush, and for no legitimate reason. From all your
past vitiated comments, it's simply because he is a Republican and nothing
else.Based on the fact that 9/11 was being planned long before Bush
was elected, it's totally not true that the twin towers would still be
standing if Bush wasn't elected. I've seldom read such a ridiculous
and moribundly biased statement. Once again, you've lost a lot of
credibility with one of your comments. This particular one is especially
GaryOHas our president restored America's love and respect
internationally? No, we are leading from behind and have title credibility.Ms. Clinton is now attacking Obama's vacillation. Perhaps his handlers
won't interrupt his vacation at The Vineyard to tell him.Mr. Gore
would have been every bit the disaster Jimmy Carter was but linked with his
crony money making schemes. Gore, like Biden, is the best excuse for marking
Other on a ballot.
Hey Objectified – Thanks for reaching out.“
. . . the original 9/11 attack in NYC was in the planning stage years before
Bush was voted in 2000 . . . “True.And the
Republicans aided Al Qadah by distracting the nation’s attention AWAY
from terrorism. Instead, the Republicans focused attention onto a
President’s sexual indiscretions, as if that were important.In
the meantime, Al Qadah was busily planning. In spite of the silly
Republican distractions, Bill Clinton, committed to his job, kept this nation
safe, and left GW a nation at peace with strong allies, a history of 4
consecutive budget surpluses, and a good economy.But GW, being the
Republican he is . . . DESTROYED it all, starting with national security. The Bush administration IGNORED the many warnings of terrorist activity
reported by the FBI, and instead followed the Reaganesque LAISSEZ FAIRE policy
of letting the government run itself. . . . That of course led
directly to 911. A competent, hands-on Democratic President like Al
Gore NEVER would have allowed that to happen.Tall buildings
don’t get knocked down by terrorists when a Dem is in the White House.THAT is a Republican tradition.
Hey 4601 –“Has our president restored America's
love and respect internationally? No, we are leading from behind and have title
credibility.”WRONGObama is the most popular leader
in the World. And the United States is thought of much more highly
internationally than when GW was President.Look it up.But the US loses credibility under Republican leadership. Just look at world
opinion during the GW years compared to Clinton’s and Obama’s
administrations.You need to read something other than Right Wing