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US back to the Middle East- ISIS Edition?

lannan13
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2/11/2015 10:50:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Obama sent a War declaration to Congress today in attempts to use force to eliminate ISIS. I find it strange that so many democrats opposed the War on Terror and now the self-proclaimed Reagan of Democrats is pushing for War in the Middle East shortly after preaching peace in the Middle East Obama is wanting to put boots on the ground there. (http://news.yahoo.com...)

Your thoughts on this?
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wrichcirw
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2/13/2015 7:43:26 PM
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At 2/11/2015 10:50:57 AM, lannan13 wrote:
Obama sent a War declaration to Congress today in attempts to use force to eliminate ISIS. I find it strange that so many democrats opposed the War on Terror and now the self-proclaimed Reagan of Democrats is pushing for War in the Middle East shortly after preaching peace in the Middle East Obama is wanting to put boots on the ground there. (http://news.yahoo.com...)

Your thoughts on this?

I don't think Obama was ever about peace...his foreign policy has been quite aggressive.

He was about pulling out of Iraq, sure, but that had more to do with whether it was the right war at the right time. I will say though that if he truly is looking to deploy US troops with no long term commitment, he's as foolish as Bush II.

According to the article, "Obama said he wants the flexibility for ground combat operations "in other more limited circumstances." Those include rescue missions, intelligence collection and the use of special operations forces in possible military action against Islamic State leaders." IMHO this is the right approach...had we approached Iraq this way after 9/11 (instead of a full-blown invasion), we would have achieved much, much better results. This resembles the CIA's paramilitary operations, i.e. "terror", which I think would have been far more effective than what we ended up doing. I just disagree with him that we won't need a long-term commitment.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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