@Mountanman"when even liberals demanded the White House to take action
against terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan? "Liberals were not
demanding action in Iraq based on 9-11. The ones that voted on it based on WMDs
and things like that turned on Bush when they realized they were lied to about
the intelligence claims. As for Senator Feinstein... it's
Congress's job to declare war and ideally they should be the ones
authorizing use of force. Don't blame Obama for your own dereliction of
duty especially when we have a House that wants to sue the president whenever he
does something on his own.
@thid So then you are going to pretend interventions post did not happen
and that no one else can see them? Care to try again? What exactly do you think
we should do given the history of our conflict as laid out by intervention?
For the critics: There is no way to stabilize the region unless you want to
colonize these countries. Look at history. Vietnam tossed the French out, we
left when we realized they will just wait us out. The Soviets went into
Afghanistan and after a decade left their non winnable war and created the
Talaban and Al Qaida. We went looking for BinLaden in a big way more to topple
the Taliban than kill Bin Laden and now dealing with tribal wars. We're
there how long? Kids born on 9/11 /01 will soon be in the fight. Iraq was
stable under Sadam but we wanted oil, not find weapons of mass destruction. We
should have taken Iraq leader and dealt with him like we did with Diem in
Vietnam.Bear Fox was tricked into fighting a tar baby and bear Rabbit
hopped of.If we must do this, build a European coalition. Stop being the
worlds cop. Iraq had all of the of success and blew it. No more do overs. You
can not build a Nation of Democracy with people stuck in the 12th century.
FTISIS has been around for at least a year. Other lefties say they
have been around longer than that. how long does BO need? Thank heaven he was
not in the WH in 2001 or 1941.You mean Feistein is a war monger?
When Feistein and other lefties say something needs to be done, that we need a
decision made, it is not just war mongering.Are you really trying to
make excuses for BO, or are you just taking pot shots at the right (as well as
at dems on both the house and senate intelligence committees)?don't expect any action out of BO unless it is to vilify the political
opposition and scold severely
First liberals were for the war on terrorists and willing to spend the money and
send our kids to war as most of them voted for it (including Harry Reid, Nancy
Pelosi and Diane Feinstein), then they were vehemently against it, pretending it
was all GWB's "evil, unjust invasion" war even protested the very
wars they approved! And now they are all for it again? Liberals make very poor
Generals and Admirals!
@mountainman I supported Bushes decision to fight the terrorist I thought
his choice to start a second war with Iraq was a mistake. In hind sight I still
think it was a mistake but I also think he did what he thought was right and I
don't think in the end we would be any closer to defeating terrorist. So
the question remains, what do we.do?
"Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions how to confront
them" the second part of that sentence is key, no suggestion on how to
confront them" We as an entire country right and left have no idea what our
position should be when it comes to the use of force. Following two brutal wars
we all have seen the useless brutality of trying to use conventional military
force to confront terrorist (not to mention watching isreal fail to contain
terrorist for decades using military force). We tried taking on sovereign
nations, we have tried torture, we have tried extending an olive branch, we have
tried (Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions how to confront
themand continue to try) bombing specific terrorist targets and nothing seems to
be working, so what do we do? It easy to sit back and take shots at the
president it's a lot tougher to actually find solutions.
IS Mr. Obama soft on ISIS? He seems more interested in adding red tape and
Wow the war mongers are out in full force. A sound, prudent strategy that take
a little more time is much better than a knee jerk reaction that turns out to be
ill-informed and tragic. It was only a year ago that BO wanted to take
action against Assad and Syria and the conservatives in Congress were reluctant
to even vote on the action put before them. The last people I'm going to
defer judgement to are the ones telling me to send my children to war and to
borrow a few more billion to pay for it.
It really says something when left of lefties are telling barry to do something.
Indecision is what we've come to expect from this guy. Pathetic!
The murder of an American in the most gruesome manner,the genocide ofiChristians in Iraq and Obama has no policy. The lack of leadership andfrankly incompetence has left thousands massacred in Iraq and manyOf our
allies wondering if they can trust us. This a foreign policy disaster.
I think the Intel chiefs should begin their quest and demands right here in the
USA by labeling the ACLU, NAACP, White house staff, La Raza, and mexican
nationals who cross our borders as terrorist so we can kill them as they invade
this country.As long as we are the target of terrorism we must begin
at the roots and remove the threats and militants already in this country and
plug the hole they are pouring through, the Rio Grande. What good does it do to
send our troops infiltrated by the enemy terrorist with our weapons and war
supplies to bring back and use against us?The legislators must first
acknowledge that they are already here and wandering off across the oceans is
just playing into their hands.
Obama has shown time and time again that he will never take any type of action
on any matter unless his senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, and his wife,
Michelle, both sign-off on the matter first. That's exactly why he almost
always has such a difficult time making a decision on almost all matters. He is
simply not his own man, but sadly, actually more of a puppet.Both
political parties are now concurring on this matter. It's not a one party
political opinion. He needs to finally start acting like the Commander and Chief
he was elected to be and quit dill-dallying around on such an important national
security matter. On both this ISIS matter and on our southern border debacle.Mr President... we're still waiting!
How could this be happening when Dear Leader proclaimed success?"...we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq,
with a representative government that was elected by its people." President
Obama, Dec. 14, 2011.Blaming Bush in 3...2...1...
Seems things have come full circle. Remember back to 9-11 when even liberals
demanded the White House to take action against terrorists in Iraq and
Afghanistan? Then when GWB did take actions, they turned on him! How ironic it
is that today, even liberals want Obama to take action in exactly the same
places as before! It must be very confusing to be a liberal!