(August 09, 2014)
This is the third round of airstrikes against Islamic State forces by the U.S. military since they were authorized by President Obama to protect U.S. personnel and Iraqi religious minorities facing a possible "genocide."What was the quote? At "Change.gov"?
The latest strikes comes as President Obama prepared Americans for a sustained military involvement in Iraq, saying the United States is ready to continue with air strikes to protect U.S. diplomats and citizens and others under attack from the Islamic State terror group.
"I don't think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks," the president said on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday. “This is going to be a long-term project.”
Encouraging Political Accommodation
"Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe that the U.S. must apply pressure on the Iraqi government to work toward real political accommodation. There is no military solution to Iraq’s political differences. Now is the time to press Iraq’s leaders to take responsibility for their future and to invest their oil revenues in their own reconstruction ..."
"There is no military solution to Iraq’s political differences ..."The alternatives seem a lot slimmer now, don't they Barry? How's that whole "Hope and Change" thing working out for you, now that your finger is on the trigger?
... and now that they're shooting at you, your political view has changed more than you had hoped, eh?
We're looking forward to the day when you actually invite "W" (now that we can say that again) to the White House to discuss "alternative" approaches to the War in Iraq.
You thought you entirely avoided the problem, since GW Jumped The Shark for you. Surprise! The Great Shark is still alive and predatory, but now it's YOUR problem!
Not really. We've all just been waiting for you to notice the feces and the fan.
So tell me, Mister President . .. how does it FEEL to realize that the Real World's definition of 'Hope and Change'