Saturday, June 14, 2014

The ISIS takeover of Iraq - Well it can't be Obama's Fault

At least not according to MSNBC's Tameron Hall. We are left to conclude it must be Bush's fault, what else could it be?

But, realistically Bobby [Ghosh of Time magazine], Iraq cannot forever be the U.S.' problem. We know what happened. The loss of lives and treasure. We know the great divide that the war created within politics here, but when you see an elder statesman like Senator John McCain yet again saying a country, another country now needs the intervention of the United States and blaming this on the current administration, knowing that this President all along disagreed with the war and was largely the reason he was elected here. This then drives it back into the domestic politics of it’s Obama's fault.
The world watches in amazement as city after city falls to ISIS a splinter group of al-Qaeda.  Will President Obama respond? Well it's very much up in the air presently, but certainly it can't be Obama's fault.
Heaven forbid that - after five disastrous years - Barack Obama be held accountable for the unending, catastrophic, failure of his foreign policy. 
After all, nothing is Obama's fault. The economy's not Obama's fault, the smallest workforce in 35 years is not Obama's fault, illegal immigration is not Obama's fault, IRS abuses are not Obama's fault, unconstitutional NSA overreach is not Obama's fault, Benghazi was not Obama's fault, the VA waitlist scandal is not Obama's fault, and on, and on, and on. 
Heck. We're sure he's just learning about the Iraqi situation now - by watching it unfold on the news - just like all of you.
Hell's Bells, even Iran is sending troops in as ISIS (acronym for the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), inches closer to taking Baghdad!
Iran has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq in the past 48 hours to help tackle a jihadist insurgency, a senior Iraqi official has told the Guardian. 
The confirmation comes as the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said Iran was ready to support Iraq from the mortal threat fast spreading through the country, while the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, called on citizens to take up arms in their country's defence. 
Addressing the country on Saturday, Maliki said rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) had given "an incentive to the army and to Iraqis to act bravely". 
His call to arms came after reports surfaced that hundreds of young men were flocking to volunteer centres across Baghdad to join the fight against Isis.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the leader of ISIS promises a return to Medieval Sharia Law and has been raping, killing and beheading his way across Iraq. He also vows to return to New York.
When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi walked away from a U.S. detention camp in 2009, the future leader of ISIS issued some chilling final words to reservists from Long Island. 
The Islamist extremist some are now calling the most dangerous man in the world had a few parting words to his captors as he was released from the biggest U.S. detention camp in Iraq in 2009. 
“He said, ‘I’ll see you guys in New York,’” recalls Army Col. Kenneth King, then the commanding officer of Camp Bucca. 
King didn’t take these words from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a threat. Al-Baghdadi knew that many of his captors were from New York, reservists with the 306 Military Police Battalion, a unit based on Long Island that includes numerous numerous members of the NYPD and the FDNY. The camp itself was named after FDNY Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, who was killed at the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 
King figured that al-Baghdadi was just saying that he had known all along that it was all essentially a joke, that he had only to wait and he would be freed to go back to what he had been doing. 
“Like, ‘This is no big thing, I’ll see you on the block,’” King says. 
King had not imagined that in less that five years he would be seeing news reports that al-Baghdadi was the leader of ISIS, the ultra-extremist army that was sweeping through Iraq toward Baghdad.
So I've just got to ask, how's the policy of releasing or trading detainees working out there Mr. President? Looks like your VP Joe Biden was right after-all, it's your crowning achievement.

“I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think it’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re gonna see 90,000 American troops come marchin’ home by the end of the summer. You’re gonna see a stable government in Iraq that is actually movin’ toward a representative government. I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months, three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed, how they have been deciding to use the political process, rather than guns, to settle their differences.” 

Obama has already ruled out sending in ground forces, American contractors are scattered far and wide, in mortal danger, former President Bush has remained silent saying he will refrain from criticism of Obama's decisions and actions (or lack thereof)  Yeah, I'm all inspired.

Or have I been eating paint chips again?

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