Mission creep continues.
Fighting war the way liberals love to fight them, President Obama is adding bits and pieces of brigades at a time, adding an additional 500 troops after ISIS swamped Ramadi.
Because even though everything, according to he White House, is going fine, and ya win some ya lose some when it comes to battles in a war, the reality is that the situation is deteriorating.
The new U.S. forces will be suspended a few feet in the air, since Obama is not allowing boots on the ground. Although soon he’ll find a way around this, because he has to unless he wants to lose the war.
From the Wall Street Journal:
President Barack Obama is poised to send hundreds more American military advisers into an Islamic State stronghold northwest of Baghdad to help drive the Sunni extremists from Anbar Province, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Pentagon officials are fine-tuning the plan to send about 500 additional American troops to help Iraqi forces prepare for the looming fight to break Islamic State’s hold on the key province, officials said.
There are 3,080 U.S. troops in Iraq now, Pentagon officials said. Once approved by the White House, the new expansion would represent the Pentagon’s latest effort to strengthen a foundering training mission that has yet to produce many battlefield victories.
The troops will also have one arm tied behind their backs to make things fair. And the rules of engagement say no killing anyone unless they admit to being part of ISIS and they can guess the number of jelly beans in a jar each American service member will be required to carry.