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The Obama Morning News || August 8, 2014

Obama reluctantly returns to Iraq . . . New York Times
In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be.

The mission: What we know . . . Washington Post
Obama’s missions of humanitarian aid and possible airstrikes are more complicated than they seem.

World will blame Obama Iraq falls . . . National Journal
Even though he has boasted of “ending” the U.S. role in the war and even though he didn’t create the situation, Obama very much owns the mess.

ISIS threatened America . . . Daily Caller
ISIS’s threat to conquer the United States came before Obama’s Thursday announcement that he may authorize airstrikes against the terror group.

IGs stymied by federal agencies . . . Free Beacon
Forty-seven Inspectors General sign a letter blasting obstruction by “the most transparent administration in history.”

Racist Russian Anti-Obama stunt . . . Washington Times
In further evidence of the faltering of Russian-American relations, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was lit up for a brief period with birthday wishes for President Obama — that came with racist slants.

Hillary: Answering sexism takes practice . . . Politico
Hillary Clinton says it can take years of experience to learn how to deal with sexism, something she says she has learned the hard way.

Toddler invades WH grounds . . . Politico
United States Secret Service had a confrontation after someone broke onto White House property on Thursday evening — a trespassing toddler.

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6 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 8, 2014

  1. I’m going to take a cue from Greg Gutfeld and ban a phrase: Humanitarian effort!

    It’s such a crock. Why can’t we bomb ISIS because they should be bombed? And why can’t we send back illegals because they broke the law? Everything is shrouded in the new Dem keyword humanitarian, as if that makes those of us who oppose something have ice in our veins.

  2. World will blame Obama if Iraq fails

    Damn right! One year ago, 2000 AlQaeda senior officials and hard-core terrorists, most of them sentenced to death, escaped during three massive, orchestrated prison breaks in Pakistan, Iraq, and Libya. The prisoners immediately joined the Syrian rebels. ISIS was now a formidable foe.

    Obama did nothing, nada, zilch! His ‘red lines’ in Syria turned out to be ‘white flags’. Malaki fully expected Obama to ‘negotiate’ the SOF agreement after the first go-around, but he ‘just walked away’, according to Malaki. Out remaining 700 ground personnel became sitting ducks, along with the Christians and other religious minorities. Our AF bases were closed down, the flourishing Kurds were left to fend for themselves, and now we are seeing the results of Obama’s criminal negligence.

    • Obama was expecting huge praise from his announcement last night. But as you say, too little too late. He even seemed angry that he had to go through with it.

      • I agree he was angry. However he did not need to display that anger towards us. In other words when Pres. Bush was addressing the people at fault, I saw his anger to the guilty, but the care directed at the American citizens.
        Many other Presidents before hand did the same as Bush.
        He looked down right p—–! at all of us.