Saturday, November 08, 2014

This Is What Happens When You Elect An Idiot For President

You know, the Lightbringer president who's going to end the war in Iraq?  The one who's been in office for 6 years now, and who is proud of his achievements in Iraq? 

Well, that's not how it's turned out, is it?  I remember just a few weeks ago he sent 300 more soldiers to Iraq, promising "no boots on the ground" and no combat role.  Now this:
President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.

The White House said in a statement that it will also ask Congress for another $5.6 billion to fund the fight against ISIS. The troops will not have a combat role, and will operate from bases outside Baghdad and Erbil.
The president didn't want our troops to stay in Iraq.  He didn't negotiate with Maliki at all on the SOFA and used that as an excuse to withdraw, and now we have to risk more Americans just to recover ground that was gained when President Bush first sent our military there.

This man is an idiot.  He's a dangerous, arrogant idiot.


maxutils said...

Don't forget, "Liar".

Ellen K said...

As I recall some members of the joint chiefs suggested early on in his presidency that a too rapid departure from Iraq and Afghanistan would lead to a power vacuum that would permit previous "evil doers" a chance to resurge. With the Taliban and ISIS that is exactly what has happened. I also seem to recall some of those postulating this theory were driven into retirement in some questionable ways.

KauaiMark said...

..and in other news

He wants the FTC to "regulate" the internet.

Can't this guy just go away quietly?

allen (in Michigan) said...

Sorry KauaiMark but one of the less-appreciated benefits of representative government is that there's no blaming anyone but ourselves when things go wrong. We elected Obama and there's nowhere else to put the blame for the results.

Anonymous said...

Lets remember who threw our troops in the middle east in the first place. George W Bush decided that we should invade Iraq for because their MIGHT be a weapon of mass destruction. After ten years we found nothing. Now, there is something. Now it IS reasonable to go into fund troops going to Iraq.

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