Skip to comments.Left, right slam Obama's new ISIS strategy
Posted on 09/11/2014 11:53:21 PM PDT by Ray76
Politicians from the left, right and even reporters on MSNBC are deriding President Obamas just-minted strategy to confront the Mideast terrorist army called Islamic State, or ISIS. Coming under particular scrutiny from both left and right has been a key part of Obamas plan: supporting so-called moderate rebels in Syria.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared to express the bewilderment of many across the political spectrum, saying, One of the more incoherent aspects of the presidents speech tonight was when he suggested the answer here is to arm rebels in Syria now.
He explained, For more than a year, the president has suggested (there is) no sensible way to distinguish between radical Islamic terrorists like ISIS, like al-Nusra, that are fighting in Syria, and the other so-called moderates. It doesnt make sense.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said, The only thing I know is, anytime we try to arm people who think we are the friendlies over there, they end up using it against us. Those arms are used against us. So, Im very concerned about that.
Left, right slam Obama's new ISIS strategy
Dem senator: 'Everytime we arm "friendlies" they use them against us'
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The sophomoric leadership of Obozo gave ISIS a great head start.
Left and Right are against arming so called moderates in Syria. I suspect the Moderates are Muslim Brotherhood types that Obama like.
I suspect they are anti-Assad militants organized and funded by Saudi Arabia.
New York Times op-ed page today was a crazy quilt of leftists trying to get their heads around this.
Everyone in awe of Dick Cheney and the way he grabbed the narrative. You can tell because they are badmouthing him all over the place without dealing with what he said. Just falling back on his name alone as the quintessence of evil.
I wouldn’t trust Obama with any war in the ME or anywhere. He’s too conflicted. He has divided loyalties. He’s a traitor.
“I suspect the Moderates are Muslim Brotherhood types that Obama like.”
The opposition in Syria is dominated by ISIS. They have taken over cities and they post videos showing themselves slaughtering Syrian troops.
It would be lunacy to arm the Syrian opposition, ISIS would just end up with the weapons.
“The sophomoric leadership of Obozo gave ISIS a great head start.”......
“Sophomoric”? You’re way too generous, the bastard doesn’t even qualify for “pre-school” status.
(Sophomoric: Having or showing a lack of emotional maturity : foolish and immature)
It’s not even a strategy. More like a travesty.
Anytime I read an article purporting to discuss the president’s views and actions, I first check to see if it’s satire. Reading what Obama says is like reading Mad Magazine or The Onion. Our problem in Syria is that Assad winning is the best possible outcome. But Assad has already been picked as an ally by Russia. Historically, we have to be on the other side from Russia. But it’s like a game where our opponent has already picked the best player. Given that view the best option is not to play in Syria. That leaves the Kurds and, possibly, some Iraqis. But the Shias have already been picked by Iran. (Oops!)
Back to the Kurds.
Strangely enough, ISIS approves of Obama's new ISIS strategy.
People are angry about the beheadings, and this “strategy” will come up short in satisfying the emotions.
It should be clear to all now that Obama favors Islam, which is why he must declare ISIS, “not Islamic”. He literally tied himself in knots with this speech.
It will be a big political backfire.
He is destroying the Democratic Party, and if they know what’s good for them, they will visit him and ask him to contract a mysterious illness that prevents his completing his term. I’m not so sure this couldn’t happen now.
Isn’t it kind of funny how just a few short months ago if anyone would have suggested a ‘Biden’ for President...we all would have laughed at the bumbling idiot.
Now...(shakes head)...we are nearly ready to consider him better than what we have now...
This is why Obama picked General Allen to head up the effort.
In the Iraq surge of 2007/2008 he was the general working to shift the Sunni to support the central govt. Obama gave him the same job in Afghanistan trying to shift the Taliban. Obama ended up with the same team in Afghanistan that Bush had in Iraq: General Petraeus, General Allen, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
General Allen had been picked to take the top NATO job but got caught up in the womanizing and had to retire. But, commissioned officers serve at the pleasure of the prez so Obama kept him on in Afghanistan and now gives him the top job in Iraq.
“Let’s us try and do something vaguely military over there but not actually hurt anybody”.
“Fight AT war without actually fighting one”.
Well I don’t know. It depends on the strategy of IS IS.
OUTSTANDING : )
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