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(Washington Post)   Obama: Let me be clear. I am not, I repeat not, sending any troops back to Iraq. Except for these 300 guys, fark them   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 170
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2014-06-19 03:54:51 PM  
Molon labe
 
2014-06-19 04:16:20 PM  
Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?
 
2014-06-19 04:28:21 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?


Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.
 
2014-06-19 04:33:39 PM  

timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

Addressing the Iraq situation in a statement from the White House Briefing Room, Obama insisted that he would not send combat troops back into Iraq. He said the contingent he is sending would operate as "advisers."

 
2014-06-19 04:34:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?



Obama announces he is sending up to 300 troops back to Iraq as advisers

Beginning in 1950, American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina.
 
2014-06-19 04:34:50 PM  

timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.


He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure
 
2014-06-19 04:47:10 PM  
This is Obama's Katrighazigate.
 
2014-06-19 04:51:49 PM  
300 elite military minds going up against thousands upon thousands of Persians? This sounds vaguely familiar.
 
2014-06-19 04:53:51 PM  

Nabb1: 300 elite military minds going up against thousands upon thousands of Persians? This sounds vaguely familiar.


Iraqis are Persians?
 
2014-06-19 04:59:21 PM  

RexTalionis: Nabb1: 300 elite military minds going up against thousands upon thousands of Persians? This sounds vaguely familiar.

Iraqis are Persians?


Well, there aren't many there anymore. But they used to live there in great numbers.

LOOK, WORK WITH ME, HERE.
 
2014-06-19 05:01:35 PM  
Obama seems to be that guy in a meeting who just can't bring himself to say, "I do not have an answer at the moment but I will be sure to get back to you with one."

He's got to stop putting out definitive statements that might need to be changed based on circumstance.  I really think that's one of his biggest flaws.  Because it inevitably comes back to bite you.
 
2014-06-19 05:07:29 PM  

Nabb1: RexTalionis: Nabb1: 300 elite military minds going up against thousands upon thousands of Persians? This sounds vaguely familiar.

Iraqis are Persians?

Well, there aren't many there anymore. But they used to live there in great numbers.

LOOK, WORK WITH ME, HERE.


"Tonight we dine in Hell! Well, actually we dine with our families. But soon we dine in Hell! Or Iraq. Same difference."
 
2014-06-19 05:12:44 PM  
It's totally ok, because he drew this line in the sand and he can pretty easily erase it and draw another one as the need arises.
 
2014-06-19 05:13:46 PM  

NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure


Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.
 
2014-06-19 05:16:52 PM  
Task Force Smith.
 
2014-06-19 05:26:54 PM  

Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.


Because we totally saw that coming and had the ability to get them there in time to prevent it.

I generally consider you to be a fair dealer, but you have some really weird ideas/opinions on Benghazi.
 
2014-06-19 05:30:41 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.


The difference in what? The Libyan embassy is fine and well protected.
 
2014-06-19 05:36:59 PM  
i thought the public statement and plan were pretty good.
 
2014-06-19 05:41:03 PM  
here's the full statement and following questions  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/13/responding-situation-iraq
 
2014-06-19 06:14:38 PM  

timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

==

By 1963, there were 16,000 American military personnel in South Vietnam, up from Eisenhower's 900 advisors.

 
2014-06-19 06:58:19 PM  
It's pretty clear Obama meant he's not going to send in any US troops to engage in fighting
 
2014-06-19 07:05:30 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?


Well, it's similar.  But we hadn't already completed a war in Vietnam first.
 
2014-06-19 07:38:52 PM  
blog.hqperformance.com
/hopefully it turns out better personally for our 300
 
2014-06-19 07:38:54 PM  

JerseyTim: Lucky LaRue: Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.

The difference in what? The Libyan embassy is fine and well protected.


It still amazes me that so many people don't know the difference between an embassy and a consulate.
 
2014-06-19 07:39:25 PM  

21-7-b: here's the full statement and following questions  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/13/responding-situation-iraq


look stop distracting from the issue lib

everyone needs to focus on what's important: making sure a lame duck president won't be reelected
 
2014-06-19 07:40:07 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?


Yeah, but we hadn't been there already. We're in UNCHARTED TERRITORY.
 
2014-06-19 07:41:06 PM  

Lsherm: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Well, it's similar.  But we hadn't already completed a war in Vietnam first.


The French did that for us.
 
2014-06-19 07:41:19 PM  

Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.


I think there might be a little difference in size between Benghazi sized embassy and Baghdad's embassy.
 
2014-06-19 07:41:29 PM  

Diogenes: I generally consider you to be a fair dealer


hahaha what the fark is this
 
2014-06-19 07:41:45 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [blog.hqperformance.com image 850x316]
/hopefully it turns out better personally for our 300


i can already see the american thinker article roiling in a lower intestine: "a muslim prophet said a president must fall or a christian nation must fall and obama chose allah"
 
2014-06-19 07:42:04 PM  
I heard McCain's boner is so big it was just named Speaker of the House.
 
2014-06-19 07:55:26 PM  

sdd2000: Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.

I think there might be a little difference in size between Benghazi sized embassy and Baghdad's embassy.


Also the fact that Benghazi was only a consulate.
 
2014-06-19 07:55:35 PM  

NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure


Well the Blackhacks getting the last of the US embassy people and then getting pushed of carrier decks will be good TV all over again.
 
2014-06-19 07:56:30 PM  

sdd2000: Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.

I think there might be a little difference in size between Benghazi sized embassy and Baghdad's embassy.


Especially since what was attacked in Benghazi was a consulate. Which are generally not as important, and thus not as heavily-defended, as embassies.
 
2014-06-19 07:56:46 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I heard McCain's boner is so big it was just named Speaker of the House.


He becomes more pale when he gets an erection doesn't he?
 
2014-06-19 07:56:51 PM  

Diogenes: Obama seems to be that guy in a meeting who just can't bring himself to say, "I do not have an answer at the moment but I will be sure to get back to you with one."

He's got to stop putting out definitive statements that might need to be changed based on circumstance.  I really think that's one of his biggest flaws.  Because it inevitably comes back to bite you.


wwwimage.cbsnews.com
 
2014-06-19 07:57:45 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [blog.hqperformance.com image 850x316]
/hopefully it turns out better personally for our 300


They won't have CG abs thats for sure
 
2014-06-19 07:59:21 PM  

Jackson Herring: Diogenes: I generally consider you to be a fair dealer

hahaha what the fark is this


I lolled too, yeah.
 
2014-06-19 07:59:40 PM  

Gyrfalcon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Yeah, but we hadn't been there already. We're in UNCHARTED TERRITORY.


Yea the French weren't there first neither were the Japanese and we've already fought there for 11 years.
 
2014-06-19 08:01:17 PM  

Gyrfalcon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Yeah, but we hadn't been there already. We're in UNCHARTED TERRITORY.


No we're not.  We let North Vietnam win a couple years after we left.  Same shiat different day.
 
2014-06-19 08:04:35 PM  

Diogenes: Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.

Because we totally saw that coming and had the ability to get them there in time to prevent it.

I generally consider you to be a fair dealer, but you have some really weird ideas/opinions on Benghazi.


He has a time machine doesn't he? Why doesn't he use it for good instead of using it to oppress Republicans?
 
2014-06-19 08:10:48 PM  
Subtard:

Obama: Let me be clear. I am not, I repeat not, sending any troops back to Iraq. Except for these 300 guys, fark them

Reality:

Obama insisted that he would not send combat troops back into Iraq. Obama sends non combat troops. Subtard: WAAAAAAH!! MY BUTT STILL HURTS! THIS IS NOT MY MURICA! WAAAH!

Subby, you are a bad person and you should feel bad.
 
2014-06-19 08:12:53 PM  

Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.


Hmmm lets see, you're a Benghazi truther, and you can't tell the difference between Florida and Mexico when shown a map of them...

Yeah, your opinion is a very worthwhile and trusable one.
 
2014-06-19 08:14:06 PM  

Elandriel: Jackson Herring: Diogenes: I generally consider you to be a fair dealer

hahaha what the fark is this

I lolled too, yeah.


Yup, almost spit out my beer.
 
2014-06-19 08:15:55 PM  
So apparently the line is that this is Obama's Vietnam? Do I have that right? Obama pulling out thousands of troops from Iraq and returning 300 advisers is the same as Vietnam? I just want to be clear.
 
2014-06-19 08:18:58 PM  

Lucky LaRue: NickelP: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Isn't this how Viet Nam got started?

Sending in troops to help with security at the Embassy?  Not that I recall.

He sure as hell isn't going to lose another embassy I'm sure

Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.


I'm just glad the Dipshiat-in-Chief is a little pro-active this time.  Although, I'd prefer he just remove non-military personnel from the country right now, rather than wait until it's an issue again.
 
2014-06-19 08:20:45 PM  

fusillade762: JerseyTim: Lucky LaRue: Too bad he didn't think the Libyan embassy was as important.  I'm sure 300 elite forces could have made a difference.

The difference in what? The Libyan embassy is fine and well protected.

It still amazes me that so many people don't know the difference between an embassy and a consulate.


We know ... we're just disinterested in semantics when the intended audience of the comment is not global state department officials, but instead the FARK Intelligentsia.
 
2014-06-19 08:21:20 PM  

Car_Ramrod: So apparently the line is that this is Obama's Vietnam? Do I have that right? Obama pulling out thousands of troops from Iraq and returning 300 advisers is the same as Vietnam? I just want to be clear.


It's reverse-Vietnam.
 
2014-06-19 08:22:57 PM  

Nabb1: 300 elite military minds  slave-hunters going up against thousands upon thousands of Persians? This sounds vaguely familiar.


FTFY
 
2014-06-19 08:32:37 PM  

Diogenes: Obama seems to be that guy in a meeting who just can't bring himself to say, "I do not have an answer at the moment but I will be sure to get back to you with one."

He's got to stop putting out definitive statements that might need to be changed based on circumstance.  I really think that's one of his biggest flaws.  Because it inevitably comes back to bite you.


Wait, I'm trying to think of a president that didn't talk in bold, definitive statements.  That's pretty much how the executive branch works.  The president sets high level policy, and his underlings work the details.

If the president stood up and said "fark if I know, ask someone else", we'd never hear the end of it.
 
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