Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

There are 149 comments on the Yahoo! story from Aug 7, 2014, titled Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq on Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege.

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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#21 Aug 8, 2014
Rem223 wrote:
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The only part of your post I agree with is WE never should have invaded Iraq, as Saddam was no threat to America or our allies and HE kept Iran in check thus he would have never let Iran get as far as they have with their nuclear weapons program.
BUT!
obuma is soley responsible for all the strife we see today in the Middleast:
1st He never should have abandoned Iraq totally it left a vaccum to be filled by terrorist.
2nd obuma should have never gone into Libya, Kadaffy had become sort of an ally in recent years providing info to the CIA on terror groups operating in the Middleast AND he kept Alquada and the muslim brotherhood from not only establishing bases in Libya but kept them OUT of the country. Again thanks to obumaq the country is in turmoil with no end in sight.
3rd His support for the ouster of President Mubarack of Egypt who was our ally and was at peace with our biggest ally Israel. Mubarack had outlawed the muslim brotherhood and he to had kept Alquada and other terror groups from Egypt. obuma and hillary clinton both had supported the muslim brotherhoods takeover of Egypt. All I can say is thank god for Egypts military takeover and ousting of the brotherhood. If not for them Egypt would in complete chaos with civil war and Israel would be facing a new active enemy as the brotherhood like hamas wants to exterminate the Jews and Israel.
This ALL falls on obuma for his muslim support and incompetent socialst progressive administration.
We have to agree to disagree it seems.

Instability had been growing for some time in Egypt / a political revolution against a dictator, which is exactly what Mubarak was, was inevitable. A democratic nation who states emphatically that we cherish democracy can not in good conscience continually supply financial and military support to a dictator.

Neither Obama nor Clinton endorsed a specific group - this again sir, is propaganda. The Muslim Brotherhood was supposedly democratically elected / while I do not agree with their vision nor views, if America espouses a free and democratic election, we must as a nation find a way to deal with a democratically elected group that we have moral differences with. If we dictate who can control a nation, we in fact become dictators behind the scenes. And this sir, is not democracy.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#22 Aug 8, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>There's a large difference between a military invasion of a sovereign nation and a targeted strike to save over 40,000 people Inbred.

Please don't conflate the two.

Good to see you buddy! Hope all's well!
You mean like Syria and Egypt

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#23 Aug 8, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>You nonsense has been debunked so many times, you're really unworthy of a factual retort, since you just wish to remain firmly planted in your false claims.

The republicans had full control of Congress for well over 10 years - your claim that a 2 year democratic Congress destroyed the economy has been debunked too many times already.

Bush had veto power if he was vehemently against any legislation bought to his desk.

Now change your depends - the crap is building up and backing into your head, spewing out on a keyboard.
Show us the debunking pookie. Don't run off now.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#24 Aug 8, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Show us the debunking pookie. Don't run off now.
When you prove the bullshit you spew, you might get the same respect Dumbo.

Why not show us the blog site you claimed to have created - thought we forgot about that?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#25 Aug 8, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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You mean like Syria and Egypt
Did America invade or strike any of those countries POOKIE?

Go away troll - you contribute nothing to the conversation.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#26 Aug 8, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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You nonsense has been debunked so many times, you're really unworthy of a factual retort, since you just wish to remain firmly planted in your false claims.
The republicans had full control of Congress for well over 10 years - your claim that a 2 year democratic Congress destroyed the economy has been debunked too many times already.
Bush had veto power if he was vehemently against any legislation bought to his desk.
Now change your depends - the crap is building up and backing into your head, spewing out on a keyboard.
Debunked by what? The Dems? You comment is not true. The two years that Obama had both House and Senate - he passed the famous Obamacare - NOT ONE GOP voted for it. He ran all over the GOP until they took the House. You know the old saying - "payback is a witch"

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...

The chart is in this web site as to who controlled the (House and Senate) and when.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#27 Aug 8, 2014
Wow... you liberal, progressive, democrat idiots must be really sore having to do all this freaking back-flipping to somehow back Øbama here. So boots in the air is somehow way, way, way, not even close to being the same, so, so different than ground boots?

Laughable.... but just watch what happens next. He'll ride out these next two years and leave it to a real man or woman in the White House to clean up his mess. I doubt he or she will spend six years saying, "but Øbama... but Øbama..." like this POS, know-nothing, do-nothing community rabbel rouser.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#28 Aug 8, 2014
Asian Guy wrote:
I wonder how he feels about bush now?
maybe he is finally comprehending that "somebody" declared war on us. duh.
liberals are so brain dead, stupid, I sort of doubt it though.
Are there Starbucks coffee shops in your alternate reality?

Yes, "somebody" did declare war on us. But Iraq was not that "somebody".
Rem223

Ivoryton, CT

#29 Aug 8, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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How does your suggestion to "annihilate" all of them not differentiate your train of thought from, as you put it, Adolf Hitler?
Obama has been trying to secure Turkey in the presence to help stop ISIS, and this is not a fight this country should go alone. My family members have spent multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I do not wish to see any of them, nor any more Americans shed blood over a pre-emptive war again.
As to your proposed genocide of ISIS, tell how you can claim any moral superiority by committing the exact same atrocities as ISIS is currently conducting? We tried your carpet bagging and napalm techniques before in Vietnam - and we lost and left. What in the world makes you think this would have a different outcome?
This country also supplied weapons to the Kurds and as each town has fallen to ISIS, our weapons have also fallen into their hands as well.
There is no simple solution to a complicated situation over there, and your extreme views would compound the situation 10 fold were your ideas to be employed.
(We tried your carpet bagging and napalm techniques before in Vietnam - and we lost and left. What in the world makes you think this would have a different outcome?)

I don`t know if you served, but I did 2 tours in Nam and the difference is Vietnam was a jungle country, the bombing was not really specific as the VC and NVR hit and disappeared into the jungle where they couldn`t be seen from the air, As Iraq is mostly desert they would be caught out in the open where their convoys can be seen, just like in Kuwait when we took out one of Saddams convoys which if you remember was noted as the highway of death that stretched for several miles and no one survived and it slowed Saddam right down.

The same can be done to ISIS, once out in the open there`s no place to hide unlike in Vietnam. So I say carpet bombing and napalm followed by a cleanup using gunships would send any survivors back to Syria and Assad can deal with them. And the Iraqi army can then do the cleanup in their cities and the Kurds can deal in their own communitees rooting out leftover ISIS.

Think about how we and our allies fared against Hitler when a collalition of countries did a massive bombing campaign over Dresden and other targets during WWW2, If we had entered that war a couple years earlier then just maybe 6 million jews and others wouldn`t have been exterminated as ISIS is doing the same today to Christians and other minority religious groups in the region. We cannot in good concious allow this to happen and we shouldn`t be doing it alone. We should not be saving Iraq again but this action is a cause to save humanity from this terrorist ARMY.

So you see a big difference between Vietnam and Iraq.
Oliver Cromwell

Southport, UK

#30 Aug 8, 2014
Its about time you Americans woke up,who the Hell do you think Assad in Syria has been fighting for the past three years?he has been fighting those ISIS savages and their fellow Jihadi terrorists,America has been supporting the terrorists,these are the very same people that the US has called freedom fighters when they were hacking Syrian heads off,Christians have been murdered all over Syria,the same thing happened in Kosovo when the US supported KLA head hacking terrorists who went on a Church burning rampage,there is a big elephant in the room called Saudi Arabia,thats where the sick Wahabi takfiri mentality of those savages comes from,so you can drop all the bombs you want it won't change anything until the House of Saud is taken down,but the West won't do that because they are in bed with those bastards for the oil and the arms sales,also Turkey has been looking the other way while those ISIS killers crossed from Turkey into Syria,so it makes me sick when Obama and the other western leaders come out with statements about Genocide in Iraq as if they had nothing to do with the cause of it.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#31 Aug 8, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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Finally your pee brain is starting to get it...
Yes when Bush went to war on a lie about WMD's, it was bad; when President Obama uses target air strikes and food drops on a humanitarian mission to save lives, that is good. And he is using the same authorization that has always been there that Congress gave back in 2002.
The moment that President Obama lies about the reason he is carrying out a military mission then you can compare him to President Bush... you right wingers are so desperate but you will always be seen as the political idiots who had the worst terrorist attack in this nation's history happened on their watch. and the Democratic Party will be seen as the party of national security and strength since we found and killed Osama bin Laden on President Obama's watch... deal with it.
I think the proper insult you are looking for here is pea brain, not pee....and you didn't answer the question, did lord Obama get congress to approve, or did he use his phone and pen?

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#32 Aug 8, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked by what? The Dems? You comment is not true. The two years that Obama had both House and Senate - he passed the famous Obamacare - NOT ONE GOP voted for it. He ran all over the GOP until they took the House. You know the old saying - "payback is a witch"

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...

The chart is in this web site as to who controlled the (House and Senate) and when.
Don't confuse the turnip v
Cat74

Hanover Park, IL

#33 Aug 8, 2014
Those people wouldn't be in the mountains if the C in C had 2 working brain cells. He pulled our military too early. He is an idiot. This is Obama's War. Democrat's will have this around their neck's in November. Where are all those anti war Liberals now?

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#34 Aug 8, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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I think the proper insult you are looking for here is pea brain, not pee....and you didn't answer the question, did lord Obama get congress to approve, or did he use his phone and pen?
No... I meant "pee"... in your case, it is urine.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#35 Aug 8, 2014
Asian Guy wrote:
I wonder how he feels about bush now?
maybe he is finally comprehending that "somebody" declared war on us. duh.
liberals are so brain dead, stupid, I sort of doubt it though.
You LOVED Bush's War, so you have to support this one. whatever happens. Otherwise, you're america's biggest hypocrite.

Your call, slant.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#36 Aug 8, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Those people wouldn't be in the mountains if the C in C had 2 working brain cells. He pulled our military too early. He is an idiot. This is Obama's War. Democrat's will have this around their neck's in November. Where are all those anti war Liberals now?
I'm still anti-war. You're the stinking pro-war-if-it's-Bush-but-not-i f-it's-Obama hypocrite.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#37 Aug 8, 2014
Far Away wrote:
Wow... you liberal, progressive, democrat idiots must be really sore having to do all this freaking back-flipping to somehow back Øbama here. So boots in the air is somehow way, way, way, not even close to being the same, so, so different than ground boots?
Laughable.... but just watch what happens next. He'll ride out these next two years and leave it to a real man or woman in the White House to clean up his mess. I doubt he or she will spend six years saying, "but Øbama... but Øbama..." like this POS, know-nothing, do-nothing community rabbel rouser.
Wrong again, Farts.

I opposed war in Iraq, under "Mission Accomplished" Bush and under Obama. We should've withdrawn from the Middle East years ago, but our leaders are too stupid to keep from doing ISrael's bidding.

Your crappy, vaguely-racist imbecilic hate-rants are still the same garbage they were before, however.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#38 Aug 8, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Debunked by what? The Dems? You comment is not true. The two years that Obama had both House and Senate - he passed the famous Obamacare - NOT ONE GOP voted for it. He ran all over the GOP until they took the House. You know the old saying - "payback is a witch"
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...
The chart is in this web site as to who controlled the (House and Senate) and when.
Nothing that YOU say contradicts what HE said. He didn't even mention "Obamacare," you utter moron.

So what if "not one GOP" voted for it? Your party are extremists, morons, and America-last types. You shouldn't be ALLOWED to govern.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#39 Aug 8, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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No... I meant "pee"... in your case, it is urine.
urine going to blow up in 2014.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#40 Aug 8, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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Wrong again, Farts.
I opposed war in Iraq, under "Mission Accomplished" Bush and under Obama. We should've withdrawn from the Middle East years ago, but our leaders are too stupid to keep from doing ISrael's bidding.
Your crappy, vaguely-racist imbecilic hate-rants are still the same garbage they were before, however.
Your full-on rants of racism are backfiring, huh, so now going for "vaguely-racist", I see. Not so much because Øbama's white half is just as inept as his black half. Or did one cause the other, and which one? Riddle me that, dick-head.

I find it laughable that you're so narcissisticly self-important to think I'd single you out in my comment. Did I mention you, or did I generalize about liberal, progressive, Democrats? You're nearly too stupid to breathe unassisted, Cap'n Delirious.

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