Obama: U.S. sending military advisers to Iraq

President says he is leaving open the possibility of "targeted and precise military action"
Associated Press
Jun 19, 2014

 

Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.

Though not specifically mentioning airstrikes, an option the U.S. has been considering, Obama said he was leaving open the possibility of "targeted and precise military action" in the future. He said the U.S. also would increase its intelligence efforts in Iraq and create joint operations centers in Baghdad and northern Iraq.

When coupled with previously announced steps, Obama's actions could put about 600 additional U.S. troops back on the ground in Iraq. The 300 military advisers he announced Thursday would join up to 275 being positioned in and around Iraq to provide security and support for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other American interests.

Mindful of what he called "the deep scars left by America's war in Iraq," Obama was adamant that U.S. troops would not be returning to combat.

"We do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending in tens of thousands of troops and committing the kinds of blood and treasure that has already been expended in Iraq," Obama told reporters in the White House briefing room. "Ultimately, this is something that is going to have to be solved by Iraqis."

Half a world away, the chaotic situation in Iraq was underscored by a fight for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery. As of late Thursday, Iraqi forces and Sunni militants controlled different parts of the sprawling facility and black smoke billowed in the air.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's own position was hardly assured, as political leaders debated his future behind closed doors and Shiite leaders floated the names of potential replacements. The Shiite prime minister has long faced criticism for not making his government more inclusive. Besides the Sunnis, many of al-Maliki's former Kurdish and Shiite allies have been clamoring to deny him a third term in office.

Sketching a dire situation, Obama called this a moment when "the fate of Iraq hangs in the balance."

He stopped short of calling for al-Maliki to resign, saying "it's not our job to choose Iraq's leaders." But he said those leaders "must rise above their differences and come together" for the sake of their nation.

"Only leaders that can govern with an inclusive agenda are going to be able to truly bring the Iraqi people together and help them through this crisis," he said.

Offering a hopeful thought, Obama added that as the prospect of civil war heightens, many Iraqis leaders are "stepping back and saying, 'let's not plunge back into the abyss.'"

Obama spoke after meeting with his national security team to discuss military options and consider how strongly to press al-Maliki to undertake changes and make his government more inclusive. Top U.S. officials believe that giving more credence to Sunni concerns about al-Maliki may offer the best opportunity to stave off another deadly round of sectarian fighting of the kind that engulfed Iraq less than a decade ago.

U.S. officials have been concerned that pushing al-Maliki too hard might stiffen his resolve to stay in office and drive him closer to Iran, which is seeking to keep the Shiite leader in power. However the administration does want to see evidence of a leadership transition plan being put in place in Iraq.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a statement, said the advisers "will assess the situation on the ground, help evaluate gaps in Iraqi security forces and increase their capacity to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant."

According to U.S. officials, the 300 would largely be Green Berets, deployed in teams embedded with Iraqi security forces.

"American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people in the region and American interests as well," he said.

Asked later whether the U.S. was opening the door broader military involvement, Obama said: "I think we always have to guard against mission creep. So, let me repeat what I've said in the past: American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again."

The president offered war-weary Americans a rationale for ongoing involvement, saying the U.S. doesn't want the region to become a haven for extremist jihadists "who could use that as a base of operations for planning and targeting ourselves, our personnel overseas and eventually the homeland."

The U.S. withdrew the last American troops from Iraq in late 2011 after more than eight years of war and the loss of more than 4,400 U.S. lives. The withdrawal came after Washington and Baghdad were unable to reach an agreement to extend the U.S. troop presence.

Speaking in advance of the president's announcement, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi voiced concern about Obama dispatching even a small contingent of Americans to Iraq.

"I think that you have to be careful sending special forces because that's a number that has a tendency to grow. And so I'd like to see the context, purpose, timeline and all the rest for anything like that," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference.

Separately, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he couldn't tell if limited airstrikes would be effective until more was known about overall U.S. strategy.

He said Obama must craft a strategy for combating terrorism in the entire Middle East, not just Iraq. He declared, "This is a very serious problem, very serious."

Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters that he's long called on Obama to take more action against terrorism, which he said has "increased exponentially" under this administration.

Boehner and Pelosi were among the congressional leaders who met with Obama on Iraq Wednesday.

Comments

JudgeMeNot

"Let me say this as plainly as I can: by August 31, 2010, our mission in Iraq will end," Obama said early in his presidency.

Demorats are really good at starting things!, Too bad they Don't know how to finish ANYTHING!

joemama1

isn't that how Vietnam started

CAST THE FIRST STONE

what are they going to advise them about. hide under your bed

Dr. Information

Targeted and Precise military action.......aka........bomb some places and get the media to say we have taken Iraq back until the elections are over with.

JudgeMeNot

Yep.

There you go again

Too little too late, Mr. Obama.

Darwin's choice

Where's coasterfan, big dog, deertracker and the other clingon-obamabots to blab how wonderful obama's word is?

obama/failing

There you go again

They are speechless!

freespeech1

Na, they are just finding it really difficult to defend this liar in the Whitehouse. Don't worry though, they will drink some koolaid and be back on here trying to spin this like a top. Its what they do.

coasterfan

I do know that he is handling things in Iraq a LOT more prudent than his predecessor, with his wait-and-see approach. Bush completely de-stabilized Iraq by removing its leadership, so what we are seeing in 2014 is not a surprise.

It's the direct result of shoot-by-the-hip American arrogance in which Bush/Cheney actually thought they should be able to go unprovoked into a sovereign country, remove their government and attempt to tell them where they should draw their borders. We had no business kicking that hornet's nest, and frankly, it's stupid to think that Iraqis would abandon 1000 years of conflict and do what America wants it to do.

I'll take Obama's word over Republicans' word. Any day. Any time.

deertracker

So will I! Well put coaster. Fact of the matter is, this is Iraq's problem and America can NOT fix it. The other fact is Obama was always against the Iraq war and vowed to end it and bring the troops home. That happened! The previous admin. was very arrogant and presumptive and most of all, big liars. We should have NEVER invaded Iraq. I'm okay with some type of help but no more combat. He has to send protection for the embassy or you teatards will go nuts. Oh, BTW, the guy behind the Benghazi attacks has been caught. What say the Cons? "What took so long?" Then we find out it was related to a video. Imagine that. The cons and teatards enjoy looking STUPID.

freespeech1

Think about your statement "Oh, BTW, the guy behind the Benghazi attacks has been caught." How can you capture the leader of the attack if it wasn't an organized attack? That's what your glorious leader kept saying! The ignorance of the left is amazing

deertracker

Can you read AND comprehend? The hate on the right is off the charts. Get a life already!

Darwin's choice

This is for you two azzhats posting above.....coaster-deertracker:

" WHOOPSIE: MSM just reported on the WMD's that IRAQ never had

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Like it or not, George W. Bush has now officially and forever been completely vindicated.

Although numerous Democrats, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Edwards, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and others, claimed from 1998 through 2002 that Hussein had WMDs, they labeled President George W. Bush a liar after the war in Iraq began for having made similar statements, despite the fact that the Democrats overwhelmingly voted for the war.

Every Democrat, including Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Wasserman-Shultz, who called George W. Bush a liar and every other hateful name in the book, including every MSNBC host, owes him a huge apology.
The UK Telegraph reports on this seizure of WMDs in Iraq.
Isis jihadists have seized a chemical weapons facility built by Saddam Hussein which contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department officials have told the Wall Street Journal:
U.S. officials don’t believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.
Nonetheless, the capture of the chemical-weapon stockpile by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS or ISIL, the militant group that is seizing territory in the country, has grabbed the attention of the U.S.
“We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIL,” Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a written statement. “We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials.”

They continued with reporting on Saddam Hussein’s history of using these weapons.
The remaining chemical weapons from Saddam Hussein’s regime are stored in two sealed bunkers, both located at the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex, a large site in the western desert some 80km north west of Baghdad.
This was the principal manufacturing plant for both chemical agents and munitions during Saddam Hussein’s rule.
Thousands of tonnes of chemical weapons were produced, stored and deployed by the Saddam Hussein regime. Iraq used these weapons during the Iran – Iraq War (1980 to 198 and against the Kurds in Halabja in 1988.

The chemical weapons that were seized from the facility include mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX."

Now, try to spin that you twatwaffle ballerina's!

obama/failing

Donegan

Bush removed the leadership in Iraq, Obama removed the leadership in Libya. They are 1 for 1 so far. Have hope though your moron still might win!
If you take Obama's word you need committed.

deertracker

Darwin, you are TOO old for this type of behavior everyday. Go enjoy your life.

jazzbo

( Laughing)

Darwin- take Deertrackers advice.

JudgeMeNot

obama/failing, I love it.

freespeech1

IT'S TIME FOLKS, IT'S TIME;

Impeaching Barack Hussein Obama, President Of The United States, For High Crimes And Misdemeanors.

Resolved, That Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Article I

In his conduct while President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the executive branch to increase its power and destroy the balance of powers between the three branches of government that is established by the Constitution of the United States.

The means used to implement this course of conduct or scheme included one or more of the following acts:

(1) Shortly after being sworn in for his first term as President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama began creating new departments and appointing Czars to oversee these departments. These Czars were never submitted to the United States Senate for approval as required by Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution. In addition, these Czars and the Departments have budgets that are not subject to being controlled by Congress as provided for by Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. He also made recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess and these appointments were struck down by the Supreme Court.

(2) Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that the President of the United States “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…” Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his oath of office has repeatedly ignored this Constitutional mandate by refusing to enforce laws against illegal immigration, defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and refusing to enforce Federal voting laws.

(3) Article 1 of the Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the U.S. government and sets forth the powers of the Senate and House of Representatives to make laws. These powers are exclusive and the Constitution does not grant the President the power to either make laws or amend them on his own. Barack Hussein Obama has ignored these provisions and made or changed laws by either issuing unconstitutional executive orders or instructing governmental departments to take illegal and unconstitutional actions. Specific actions include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A. Ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to implement portions of the Cap & Trade bill that failed to pass in the U.S. Senate.

B. Ordering implementation of portions of the “Dream Act” that failed to pass in Congress.

C. Orchestrating a government takeover of a major part of the automobile industry in 2009.

D. Ordering a moratorium on new offshore oil and gas exploration and production without approval of Congress.

E. Signing an Executive Order on March 16, 2012 giving himself and the Executive branch extraordinary powers to control and allocate resources such as food, water, energy and health care resources etc. in the interest of vaguely defined national defense issues. It would amount to a complete government takeover of the U.S. economy.

F. Signing an Executive Order on July 6, 2012 giving himself and the Executive branch the power to control all methods of communications in the United States based on a Presidential declaration of a national emergency.

G. Signing an Executive Order on January 6, 2013 that contained 23 actions designed to limit the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

H. Amending portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act and other laws passed by Congress without Congressional approval as required by Article 1 of the Constitution.

I. Issuing Executive orders in January 2014 amending the HIPPA law to allow the turning over of confidential medical records to Federal agencies if there is any information to be used to add individuals to the NICS list to prohibit them from purchasing firearms.

J. Having the EPA impose regulations on the coal industry that will force many utility companies and coal mines out of business. This will cost the U.S. economy thousands of jobs and dramatically increase the cost of energy to the public. This is being done without Congressional approval.

K. Hindering the ability of the U.S. Border Patrol Agency to not only stop illegal immigration, but to stop human and drug trafficking.

L. Removing the work requirement from welfare reform legislation without Congressional approval.

Article II

(1) Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that from time to time the President “shall give to Congress information on the State of the Union….” Implicit in this is an obligation for the President to be truthful with the Congress and the American people. Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly violated his oath of office and the requirements of the Constitution by willfully withholding information on important issues or actively taken part in misleading the Congress and the American people. Specific actions include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A. Using Executive privilege to block Congress from getting documents relating to the DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious and the death of U.S. Border Patrol Brian Terry.

B. Had members of his administration provide false information about the act of terrorism committed in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 and refusing to allow the State Department and other federal agencies to cooperate in the Congressional investigation.

C. Falsely labeled the mass murder of American soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas as “workplace violence” instead of the act of Islamic terrorism it was.

D. Falsely labeling the IRS targeting of conservative and Christian groups as a “phony” scandal and refusing to order an active pursuit of the investigation into who was ultimately responsible.

E. Refusing to order an independent investigation of the actions of Eric Holder and the DOJ in targeting the phone records of members of the news media.

F. Telling the American people on a television show that the NSA was not prying into the emails and phone calls of Americans when the facts prove otherwise.

(2) The oath of office of the President of the United States requires him to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. This obviously includes what may be the most important part of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly violated his oath of office by seeking to limit both the individual rights and the rights of the States guaranteed in the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Specific actions include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A. Having the Department of Health and Human Services order religious institutions and businesses owned by religious families to provide their employees free contraception and other services that are contrary to their religious beliefs. This is being done under the auspices of the Affordable Health Care Act and violates the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment.

B. Having the military place restrictions on the religious freedom of Chaplains and other members of the military in order to favor gay rights advocates and atheists in violation of the First Amendment.

C. Having the military place restrictions on the freedom of speech of members of the military and the civilian employees of the DOD in violation of their rights under the First Amendment.

D. Using Executive orders and government agency actions to limit Second Amendment rights. This includes actions by the Veterans Administration to disarm American veterans without due process as required by the Fifth Amendment.

E. Having the National Security Agency intercept and monitor the private communications of millions of Americans without a court order and in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

F. Joining with foreign governments in lawsuits against sovereign U.S. states to prohibit them from enforcing immigration laws. This is in violation of the Tenth Amendment.

G. Filing suits under the Voting Rights Act against sovereign U.S. states to prevent them from enforcing Voter ID laws despite rulings by the Supreme Court upholding these laws. This is another violation of the Tenth Amendment and the balance of powers.

H. Having the IRS propose new regulations on conservative 501 (C ) (4) organizations to limit their freedom of speech and political activities during election cycles in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

I. Having the FCC prepare new rules on internet neutrality in violation of the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down such regulations.

J. Having the FCC institute a plan to place agents in newsrooms of radio and television stations as well as print media to monitor whether they are providing the “proper” news content to the public, a direct violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

K. Having the Secretary of State sign the U.N. Small Arms Treaty despite the opposition of a majority of the U.S. Senate and with full awareness that the implementation of the treaty would violate the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.

(3) Under Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the United States military and as such is responsible for using them in a manner that best serves the national security of the United States and protects our soldiers from unnecessary risks and harm. Barack Hussein Obama has violated his oath of office in this regard. Specific actions include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A. In the name of “political correctness,” he imposed unnecessary and dangerous rules of engagement on our troops in combat causing them to lose offensive and defensive capabilities and putting them in danger. Many American service personnel have been killed or wounded as a result of this policy.

B. Releasing the identity of American military personnel and units engaged in dangerous and secret operations such as the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy Seal team 6.

C. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the exclusive power to declare war. Yet, without consulting Congress President Obama ordered the American military into action in Libya.

D. Having the Attorney General tell Secretaries of State that they do not have to comply with the Federal law requiring states to timely send absentee ballots to military personnel.

In all of this, Barack Hussein Obama has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Barack Hussein Obama, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.

coasterfan

Wow, apparently Freespeech1 learned to cut-and-paste. Dream on, Delusion Boy...

As if we would impeach Obama, after letting Bush get away with lying to Congress/America over non-existent WMDs as a ploy to get us into 2 unfunded wars that cost America $3 trillion and thousands of American lives. As if we would impeach Obama, after letting Bush get away with ignoring obvious pre-9/11 security briefings about Bin Laden crashing airplanes into American skyscrapers, resulting in thousands more American deaths.

Republicans continually prove they have no objective reasoning skills. They rail that Obama let 5 Gitmo detainees out in a trade for one American hostage, and somehow think that is worse than the 516 Gitmo detainees that Bush released.

Pick any topic, and it's the same. 4 dead Americans in Benghazi? To them, that's way worse than the dozens of Americans who died in the dozen or so Embassy attacks under Bush (not to mention 9/11 and Iraq/Afghanistan wars).

freespeech1

Just like obummer slept during Benghazi.

jazzbo

freespeech1-

Pull your head out of the Right-wing toilet.

anthras

Re:"after letting Bush get away with lying to Congress/America over non-existent WMDs as a ploy to get us into 2 unfunded wars "

Mr Coasterfan, As you can see many of the following quotes made by the Democrats were prior to even 9/11 and If Bush & Cheney were keeping up with the news maybe they thought the WMD's existed because of what the Democrats were saying. Actually some of the chemical WMD's are so lethal that they could still be stored maybe buried in Iraq as just a small amount would cause catastrophic destruction.

Also just to let you know that if you continue to accuse Bush & Cheney of lying about the WMDs I will continue to remind you of what the Democrats said.

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction."
- Madeline Albright, Feb 1, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton.
- (D) Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, others, Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."
- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

JudgeMeNot

obama/failing

deertracker

IT'S TIME for you to stop wasting space on this forum.

wasthere

The space is between your ears deertracker. You followers can't stand it when your hero's are questioned like that. Those are quotes, you do understand that don't you?

freespeech1

you know deerpooper didn't even read it.

deertracker

Right about that.

SamAdams

Obama is either entirely ignorant, completely evil, or an idiot. I suspect it's a combination of the three, but any one would be more than enough!

It's got to be killing Mitt Romney to sit quietly and listen to news reports when he'd be fully justified in telling the President (and everybody else), "See? TOLD you so!"

As for the Articles of Impeachment above, well, just a FEW more than warrant such extreme action by Congress! All together, they make Nixon (who, despite his claims, really pretty much WAS a crook) look like a Boy Scout!

coasterfan

You guys are truly delusional. It's fascinating to read your posts - like Fox News, it bears little, if any, resemblance to what is actually happening.

freespeech1

Delusional? Lets see, all the things mentioned are a matter of record and easily seen. Romney was right on everything how about you get your cranial rectosis fixed and look. During the debates and on the campaign trail Romney (which I was no fan of) was dead on.

deertracker

Totally delusional! His campaign was dead too after the 47% remark and hundreds of millions of dollars later, he is still irrelevant.

LOSERS!!!

freespeech1

Like I said and you seemed to miss, he was 100% correct on foreign policy. You did your typical spin and deflect. Nice try.

deertracker

Doesn't matter. No more war. Let them handle their own business!

Donegan

"Doesn't matter" Welcome to the new Democrat Motto. It covers everything from Benghazi to the economy!
Freakin morons.

anthras

Re:"Doesn't matter. No more war. Let them handle their own business"

I do think that some of their business is to destroy this country as much as they can. If left unfettered they will most certainly build up and again attack this country as they did on 9/11. It does seem highly unlikely that they are thinking well we did attack the U.S. once so now we are done with them.

wasthere

How can you deny actual quotes and blame them on Fox? No resemblance to what is actually happening? You never hear any news from the left media until it blows up in the libs faces. By then, Fox has had it with film for days. Get a clue or stop watching the pretty boys on MSNBC.

JudgeMeNot

I,m glad you were not a teacher of mine.

anthras

You guys are truly delusional. It's fascinating to read your posts - like MSNBC, it bears little, if any, resemblance to what is actually happening.

OMG.LOL.WT_

Will the advisers wear boots? Will said boots hit the ground?

Bottom Line

The only people offended by the 47% comment would be the trash it applied to.

SamAdams

* BOOM! *

KURTje

Here ya go! All who never served & who are complaining enlist now >

pntbutterandjelly

The Middle East has too many problems for one nation to solve. When you combine religion, politics, oil and power...it becomes an impossible riddle. "No one's right if everybody's wrong"

Can you say, "Armageddon" ?