Obama on Iraq: No to troops, maybe airstrikes, yes to nothing.


President Obama, unsure how anything he does anymore will affect his poll numbers, has committed nothing to Iraq other than perhaps discussions with noone in particular and then most likely who the hell knows.

Speaking with reporters yesterday, but not exactly to them, he said:  CNN

“This poses a danger to Iraq and its people and given the nature of these terrorists it could pose a threat eventually to American interests as well,” Mr. Obama said of the offensive now threatening Baghdad. “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options.”

The crisis, which had been building for years and was not exactly news to anyone watching a tv, brought this well informed statement from the President as well:

“This is not going to happen overnight”.

On the same day, it was apparent the administration left the Secretary of State (who is, well, responsible for international diplomacy) out of the high level meetings:

(Secretary of State John Kerry:) “That is why I am confident the United States will move rapidly and confidently in order to join with its allies in dealing with this challenge.”

(screeching brakes)


Well, that’s how they roll…

Stay tuned for next week, when we discover he heard about the Iraq crisis from news reports.  Or something sorta kinda like that…


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2 Responses to Obama on Iraq: No to troops, maybe airstrikes, yes to nothing.

  1. He has other priorities … Fundraising with the rich and famous in California, golfing in Palm Springs, increasing his mileage rewards on AF1, and considerably more …

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