Iraqi Report: US Special Forces now in direct combat with ISIS in Iraq
As one of my bosses in the Army was fond of saying, “We ain’t got time to do it right but we always got time to do it over.” Now four years after Obama and Hillary Clinton contrived a reason to give our troops the bum’s rush from a won war in Iraq, we are back in combat there. Not just with aircraft but with | Read More »
Jeb Bush attacks Hillary on Iraq
Welcome Media Matters readers. Thanks for the promotion and pageviews. Take a tour of the site, I’m sure you’ll find much more to be offended by. If Hillary Clinton possesses any unique selling propostion beyond proving even a homely woman can sleep her way into power, it is her tenure as Barack Obama’s secretary of state. That seems to be a slender enough reed | Read More »
US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq
Back when the President of the United States was still interested in maintaining US power in the Middle East, we had troops in Iraq who were actually involved in killing terrorists. The most potent weapon against our troops was the roadside bomb that created what was called an “explosively formed penetrator.” This device enabled a relatively primitive and decidedly low-tech weapon to defeat a lot | Read More »
George W Bush patiently explains the facts of life and war to his successor.
George W Bush patiently explained the other day that wars are only won when you have troops actually present. Will this administration start listening?
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If President Obama Has No Strategy Yet To Fight ISIS, Why Is He Sending 500 More Soldiers To Fight ISIS?
President Barack Obama could end his Potemkin war against ISIS in one of two ways. He could annihilate the enemy, or he could write off Iraq and Syria. This is a tough leadership decision that a real leader would agonize over. Barack Obama in no way resembles a real leader. He will take the easy wrong over a hard right. Continuing to send additional military | Read More »
Obama 2012: I Ended The War. Obama 2015: Only The USA Patriot Act Can Save Us!
President Barack Obama bragged during his 2012 Reelection Campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. GM alive, Bin Laden dead, Barack Obama 2012! Barack Obama was dismissive when told that threats still remained. He initially described ISIS as “the JV.” For all who would listen he loudly proclaimed a victory for peace. Now that is demanding a peace dividend in the form of reduced | Read More »
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Obama official: our Iraq policy is the same as our critics’
The Obama administration has three tried and true ways of dealing with crises. First, they blame others. Now seven years into his regime of shame, Obama is still trying to blame George Bush for everything. Second, they gaslight, that is they tell you against all evidence that something is working. Just this week, the White House claimed that its Iraq policy was working. I mean, | Read More »
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
With ISIS Making Gains, Is It Time for U.S. Ground Troops?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David PAtterson to discuss ISIS victories in Iraq, the special forces raid that killed one of their leaders, and if it is time to send in U.S. ground troops.
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Jeb Bush Debates Jeb Bush. Guess Who Lost?
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Jeb Bush predictably has to receive the hot potato that was Emperor Bush II’s invasion of Iraq. He decided he would be tactically supportive of his familial predecessor to the Royal Throne of The American Empire in an interview with Megan Kelly. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com This greatly miffed the vast pits of lucre that | Read More »
Ted Cruz Gets The Iraq Question Right
Knowing what we know now, I would still have voted to go into Iraq in 2003. I think it was the right thing to do and I think the objective data still shows that Saddam Hussein was happy to collaborate with our enemies to undermine us. But I don’t blame our Republican candidates for saying no. Jeb Bush stepped in it the other day and | Read More »
Reuters apparently shocked that people act horridly when a city’s being sacked.
Seriously, what did Reuters expect was going to happen? On April 1, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The Shi’ite-led central government and allied militias, after a month-long battle, had expelled the barbarous Sunni radicals. Then, some of the liberators took revenge. Near the charred, bullet-scarred government headquarters, two federal policemen flanked a suspected Islamic State fighter. Urged on by | Read More »
Obama supporting ethnic cleansing in Iraq
As the United States, under Barack Obama, has begun to act as a proxy for Iran in allowing the alleged fight against ISIS serve as a cover for spreading Iranian influence it has become obvious that we are supporting Iranian-backed militias who are no better, in any respect, than the people they are supposed to be fighting. Instead of fighting ISIS, these militias are actively | Read More »
US announces future offensive in Iraq
At one time, back in the primordial mists of the pre-internet era, military operations were expected to comport with a generally accepted set of principles of war. They vary from nation to nation but the set used by the US military includes “security” and “surprise.” So imagine my shock when I read this in Reuters: An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of some 20,000 to | Read More »