This is what happens when you don't finish the job.The buck
stops with the commander.
Gary O Obama is doing nothing more than what GW did, and for the
same reasons. Obama is the one who left totally and opened the door to this
current situation. And now it is on Obamas head what happens from here on out.
We who read you will know how bad it is going for Obama by how many times you
say Bush. And the same rational you use to say Bush created a lot of people
wanting to avenge the deaths will also be applied to Obama as he has now engaged
the same Sunni/ISIS gang. P.S. Yes Gore should have been
President in 2000, and would have been except for that useless electoral
college. We should get rid of it, as its reason for existence has long passed.
That from one who voted for Bush.
GaryO,Even the AP, one of the many cheerleaders for BO, thinks BO is
setting the stage for our return. For the AP to come to this conclusion, there
must be something to it.mcclark,Iraq was relatively stable
when bush left office – it has been during the BO misadministration that
the situation has deteriorated.Worf,You are correct, BO has
wasted all the lives and treasure we spent in Iraq. Whether it was a good
decision to go in or not, it is disgraceful that BO has let it all go to waste.
4,500 American soldiers died in Iraq.And for what? Our commander
didn't follow through, and was more concerned for political elections.Perhaps he can right a wrong.
SCFan -Your chain of thought is completely inconsistent with the
facts."maybe Bush was not so wrong to engage the bad
guys"WRONGGW Bush was and IS one of the bad guys.
He made the rest of us the bad guys too.Because of GW's WMD
lies, America engaged in an UNPROVOKED attack against Iraq and killed over a
hundred thousand of their people, mostly Sunnis.And now ISIS, all
Sunnis with an intense desire to avenge those 100 thousand dead, has in its
control tons of advanced weaponry given to Iraq by the Bush administration.Obama's surgical attacks involving little risk to us are not even
remotely like GW's senseless invasion and occupation of a nation."Obama is in a horrible situation?"No he's not.
He's in a position of relative control . . . Taking advantage of every
opportunity to strengthen America's hand . . . The horrible hand dealt to
us by GW Bush and company.It's interesting to realize,
isn't it? . . . All this carnage, mayhem, and horrible mismanagement could
have been avoided if Gore had been elected President back in 2000.
Mountanman There were no Jihadis in Iraq until Bush stupidly invaded. Just as
there were no weapons of mass destruction. George threw open the borders when he
dismantled their Army, and the Jihadis came running. If you refuse to see how
stupid and counterproductive it was to destroy Irans only enemy in the region.
If you refuse to see how it bankrupted our country, and cost the lives of
thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqs citizens, then no
wonder you vote for Republicans. And BTW Bush was the one that produced the
treaty that called for our exit from Iraq. But go ahead and blame Obama.
barry continues to display a patheic role of "leadership". but you
really can't blame him as his experience hanging posters on telephone poles
as a community organizer does translate into leadership skills.
Gary OYou are certainly trying to put lipstick on this pig. Obama
is in a horrible situation, and his left wing will either have to admit that
maybe Bush was not so wrong to engage the bad guys, who you readily admit want
to destroy America. That fact by the way goes back a lot longer than Bush. It
has been a part of their agenda ever since the U.S and Isreal have been
partnered. Or the left wing will simply have to hold to their no war policy and
back off Obama. I see it going both ways, some will hold with Obama on this and
somehow try to distance his actions from Bush, which will require impossible
logic. You seem to be there, so good luck, but this is Obamas war now. No more
can Bush be blamed as much as you want to. Or Obamas strident anti war
supporters will just have to admit that Obama has turned out to be far far from
what they hoped and expected. Looks like a lose/lose for Obama, even though he
is doing the right thing. As was Bush, I might add.
BO's posture of weakness caused this problem. he has no one to blame but
Never again can a liberal condemn GWB for saving innocent civilians in Iraq from
being mass murdered without being a blatent hypocrite! In reality, under
GWB's leadership the military defeated the jihadists in Iraq until
Obama's mismanagement abandoned the people and gave ISIS the freedom to
invade, murder and plunder! This is now Obama's war! For that reason, I
have little hope for the good people of Iraq!
" Obama puts US on brink of Iraq return"Not really.
He's making surgical airstrikes with little risk to us, but of great
benefit to Kurdish civilians who would otherwise be murdered by ISIS.Obama is doing the right thing. Here we have a situation where we can use
our air power to its best surgical advantage.The Kurds are in
trouble, and we have an EASY opportunity to prevent genocide against them.In case you don't realize it . . . Shiites want to wipe out
America. (We are their "Great Satan," remember?) And the Sunnis want to
wipe out America, especially after GW's unprovoked war against Iraq that
killed 100 thousand of them. But the Kurdish people are that rare
ethnic group in Iraq who actually like America and Americans.So if
we can help them, then why not?ISIS was moving heavy artillery to
bombard Kurdish Civilians . . . And the US Cavalry came to their rescue in the
nick of time . . . Sending ISIS soldiers to paradise by the score.Well good for us! And good for President Obama. And good for ISIS. After
all, how bad can paradise be?. . . Looks like a win/win/win
situation to me.