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Obama Considering Airstrikes in Iraq

President Obama is considering airstrikes or food and supply airdrops to try to save tens of thousands of religious and ethnic minorities who are stranded on a mountaintop in Iraq and dying of heat and thirst, according to reports.

The situation, as described in the Washington Post, is dire and extremely urgent, with refugees exposed to the elements and sturggling to remain alive without the basic means of survival.

According to the New York Times:

The president, in meetings with his national security team at the White House on Thursday morning, has been weighing a series of options ranging from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on the fighters from ISIS now at the base of the mountain, a senior administration official said.

The White House refused to comment.

“I’m not in aposition to discuss those kinds of tactical options,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Earnest tried to suggest the president was indeed responding to the crisis by seeking to reform the Iraqi government, which is approximately like a doctor telling someone who is having a heart attack that he won’t treat them until they change their diet.

Of course, this humanitarian disaster and the rise of ISIS – a significant long-term threat to the United States – is the result of Obama’s failure to leave troops in Iraq in order to help maintain stability in the country, as well as his failure to strike ISIS early on when the group was preparing to roll across Iraq.

Hitting ISIS, of course, would have been an admission that Obama had not ended the Iraq war.

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47 Responses to Obama Considering Airstrikes in Iraq

  1. By the time the malingerer-in-chief finishes ‘considering’ his options, the Christians and other ethnic minorities will be dead. The summer heat in Iraq is brutal. This is, as others have stated, all due to his criminal negligence in not leaving residual forces and a myriad of other bad decisions regarding the entire Afghan operation.

    Bottom line: Obama looks only for nightly news sound bytes – I have ended the war in Iraq! Easy-peasy!

      • Of course he does, L.S. ~ it’s when there is enough gas in AF1 and Marine 1 for his trips to the Vineyard, or from Camp David back to Ft. Belvoir to get in that extra round of golf.

  2. He’s always considering something, but nothing ever gets done. He’ll still be considering it next week, next month and next year.

  3. The latest annoying talking point from the Libs is that the chaos in Iraq is all Bush’s fault because we should have never gone in there in the first place and everyone there was better off with Saddam…of course never mentioning that Barry dropped the ball by pulling out our troops.

  4. This might be OK and EXCEPTIONAL of us so long as no soldiers are helping open the boxes… But I agree–they are floating this.

    I woke up cross this AM (TV and internet out–thanks Century Link) because of his lackluster newser yesterday–the shout out to “young African leaders–yay–what is this the student council? So lame.

  5. *YAWN*

    ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ does not like “Christians” (re: Rev. Wright in Chicago for years) -OR- allowing the USA to be a “Power” in the World

  6. This has been going on for a couple of weeks.
    He chose to put his attention on people he invited from Mexico ++++.
    No one was attacking the people he invited. Some poor. We have poor here and poor around the world.
    A lot of people though time came from a poor upbringing. Some of those people turned out to be the most successful, etc.
    I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth and don’t expect anyone to give me one, or invite me to their Country to get one.
    As stated, We help people all over the world. We cannot invite the World over here. Let him go move their and help them himself.

  7. About time some consideration was given. Hit ISIS, and do a massive airlift.
    Bottom line, genocide on Obama’s watch , optics don’t look so good.

  8. Question is for which side? ISIS IS the “moderate rebel” Terror-Coalition that was McCain’s and the delusional so called solution to Al’Assad’s defense of the Christians from that “moderate rebel Genocide” The Qatar/Obama administrative caliphate has only two things in mind; one is to give the illusion they care, the other IS to defeat the government of Iraq, giving the “moderate illusion” there is some type of precedence while there is none, the poisoned language of the “Poisoned State” the Qatari/Obama Caliphate.

  9. I just heard on Fox. There are over 40,000 people in the mountains.
    They are now buring babies under rocks, due to no water, etc.
    Claimed O has hours to think about, consider, investigate, etc.

  10. Yet another moment of galactic dithering for Obama: “Should I protect/save those Christians being slaughtered by ISIS, or should I continue daydreaming about how much fun I’ll have on Martha’s Vineyard? What to do, what to do. Life ain’t fair to me.”

  11. Fox is reporting that according to the NYT, the US just bombed Iraq twice. the Pentagon is denying it, as is the WH.

    this might be the first time in years that I believe the NYT.

    • On Drudge it states:
      DOHUK, Iraq– American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.
      Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, cames as O was preparing to make a statement in Washington.

  12. Whatever this feckless, evil fool of a Dictator does, it will be the bare minimum to try to quiet the swelling outrage at his condoning of the ISIS bloodthirsty savages. Token gesture.

    A hollow human filled with evil intent is Dictator Obama.

    • Speaking of “hollow men”, here is an excerpt from TS Eliot’s “The Hollow Men”. It describes, perfectly, the mindset of Obama and his cronies in the White House. It explains what goes on in the WH all the time.

      We are the hollow men
      We are the stuffed men
      Leaning together
      Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
      Our dried voices, when
      We whisper together
      Are quiet and meaningless
      As wind in dry grass
      Or rats’ feet over broken glass
      In our dry cellar

      Shape without form, shade without color,
      Paralyzed force, gesture without motion;

  13. Obama will send Christians MREs, as ISIL climbs up the mountain to slaughter them. He has never spoken out about the murder of Christians in the Middle East or Africa. This ploy is just to make it look like he is considering something. By the time Obama and ValJar decide what to do, it will be too late and they will be dead. I do not want troops sent into Iraq, however, we can air drop food, supplies and provide air power. We could also send armed drones to kill ISIL. We must help these poor people and support The Kurds.

  14. So the Washington Post has now supplanted the CIA, NSA, and all our other expensive paid spooks? Did WAPO conduct the headcount of the suffering masses scientifically or was this just an educated guess? It has been weeks since ISIS demanded either the Muslimisaztion of Christains or their death for noncompliance. So many mysteries there. For instance why did the normally sturdy Kurds cave and lie down so quickly? That is so untypical of that fierce people.