Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?

There are 20 comments on the Aug 21, 2014, Fox News story titled Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?. In it, Fox News reports that:

A year after his "red line" was crossed in the deadly chemical attack against Syrian rebels and civilians -- including hundreds of children -- allegedly by Syrian government forces, President Obama finds himself in the awkward position of being on the same side as the Assad regime in the fight to keep Islamic State militants from gaining more ... (more)

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Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#43 Aug 23, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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Not a word of truth, nor documentation. Do you think anyone takes an arrogant, racist imbecile like you seriously? Why??
You NEVER fooled anyone....anyone but yourself, Trouser Trout.
'Member this..?
Captain Yesterday wrote:
Vietnam, Kent State, and Watergate ended any "patriotic" feelings I had about this country. That and reading up on its true history of genocide, slavery and racism.
What's our virtuous present like? Illegal detentions and spying....unjustifiable foreign wars and occupations....torture, drone strikes, support for overseas thugs. Tax breaks and support for the rich and corrupt, while ordinary people lose jobs and homes, and no one cares.
Screw it. Celebrate our distant past, because most of our history sucks.
What an idiot and complete historical revisionist lying sack of crap you are, not to mention a scummy traitor and coward. How did Obama get so many who could be his sons? Hmmm, crackhead?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#44 Aug 23, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Your doped Marxist bros are right now planning a "We Are the Ones" concert in the only respect they can muster before the next head drops.
Is it at all possible that you could write at least one post without using the term "Marxist"? I assure you that you are just as crazy without it.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#45 Aug 24, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
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Is it at all possible that you could write at least one post without using the term "Marxist"? I assure you that you are just as crazy without it.
Can you even imagine how these crazy right-wingers would be today had President Obama lost in 2008 or 2012 -- and their side won? I am thankful every day that not only do I get to wake up in a better America because we elected, and re-elected Barack Obama President, but I get to see these unpatriotic and hateful right-wing tea-bagging idiots suffering through the reality of a Black President. Most time I don’t even respond to their stupidity; I just smile and or laugh as I wallow in their misery. The best part is everything Obama does drives them crazy, from killing Bin Laden to playing golf – it is pure torture, and I love it, LOL!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#46 Aug 24, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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Obama followed Bush's withdrawal plans, no one WANTED U.S. troops in Iraq anymore, and Iraqi troops were well-trained and armed. They simply didn't want to fight for an incompetent tyrant in Bush-appointed al-Maliki.
Please, realize that Bush's incompetent actions have had consequences. Stop trying to absolve the war criminal and his henchmen.
lie

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#48 Aug 24, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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'Member this..?
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What an idiot and complete historical revisionist lying sack of crap you are, not to mention a scummy traitor and coward. How did Obama get so many who could be his sons? Hmmm, crackhead?
No need to repeat your arrogant, whiny, fascist nonsense. I read it the first time, and felt nauseated that a so-called "American" could post such disgusting filth.

Seriously, drop dead.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#49 Aug 24, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>SundayReview | Op-Ed Columnist
The Golf Address
AUG. 23, 2014
Maureen Dowd
FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL.
I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning and a part-owner of the Boston Celtics. Hillary and I agreed when we partied with Vernon Jordan up here, hanging out with celebrities and rich folks is fun.
Now we are engaged in a great civil divide in Ferguson, which does not even have a golf course, and that’s why I had a “logistical” issue with going there. We are testing whether that community, or any community so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure when the nation’s leader wants nothing more than to sink a birdie putt.
So funny that a Rightie is quoting ditz-bomb liberal Maureen to support his pathetic nonsense.

Sad to see how far she's fallen. Next she'll be pushing Sarah Palin's "candidacy" and appearing on Faux News...

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#50 Aug 24, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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lie
Proof, puss?

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#51 Aug 31, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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Proof, puss?
Prove him wrong

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#52 Aug 31, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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Proof, puss?
The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (official name: Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq) was a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.[1] The pact required criminal charges for holding prisoners over 24 hours, and required a warrant for searches of homes and buildings that were not related to combat.[1] U.S. contractors working for U.S. forces would have been subject to Iraqi criminal law, while contractors working for the State Department and other U.S. agencies would retain their immunity. If U.S. forces committed still undecided "major premeditated felonies" while off-duty and off-base, they would have been subjected to an undecided procedures laid out by a joint U.S.-Iraq committee if the U.S. certified the forces were off-duty.[2][3][1][4]

The agreement expired at midnight on December 31, 2011, even though the United States completed its final withdrawal of troops from Iraq on December 16, 2011. The symbolic ceremony in Baghdad officially "cased" (retired) the flag of U.S. forces in Iraq, according to army tradition.[5]

The Iraqi government also approved a Strategic Framework Agreement with the United States,[6] aimed at ensuring international cooperation including minority ethnicity, gender, and belief interests and other constitutional rights; threat deterrence; exchange students; education;[7] and cooperation in the areas of energy development, environmental hygiene, health care, information technology, communications, and law enforcement.[8]

Several groups of Iraqis protested the passing of the SOFA accord[9][10][11] as prolonging and legitimizing the occupation, and Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani expressed concerns with the ratified version.[12][13]

Some other Iraqis expressed skepticism that the U.S. would completely end its presence by 2011.[14] U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates had predicted that after 2011 he would have expected to see "perhaps several tens of thousands of American troops" as part of a residual force in Iraq.[15] Some Americans had discussed "loopholes"[16] and some Iraqis had said they believed parts of the pact remained a "mystery".[13]
Just A Number

Columbus, IN

#53 Aug 31, 2014
Monty Anaconda wrote:
Congress authorized another war? I musta missed that. Did the Pope order Obama to protect Christians throughout the world? Or just the ones who live near oil? STOP SPENDING MY TAX MONEY ON ILLEGAL WARS.
And that reporter from New Hampshire was killed by one of the dudes Hussein freed from GITMO illegally to get Private Muslim back.
What do you suggest we do ? Wait for them to errupt here. Had Obama not pulled the troops out to begin with they wouldnt have moved in. I do not trust our President to handle another war. I think eventually all this madness will errupt all over the world especially england and surrounding countries they take in refugees from these countries and some build terrorist cells in their countries. We will be way worse off if we reform immigration and give people the right to become citizens without completing the entire process
Just A Number

Dayton, OH

#54 Aug 31, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (official name: Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq) was a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.[1] The pact required criminal charges for holding prisoners over 24 hours, and required a warrant for searches of homes and buildings that were not related to combat.[1] U.S. contractors working for U.S. forces would have been subject to Iraqi criminal law, while contractors working for the State Department and other U.S. agencies would retain their immunity. If U.S. forces committed still undecided "major premeditated felonies" while off-duty and off-base, they would have been subjected to an undecided procedures laid out by a joint U.S.-Iraq committee if the U.S. certified the forces were off-duty.[2][3][1][4]
The agreement expired at midnight on December 31, 2011, even though the United States completed its final withdrawal of troops from Iraq on December 16, 2011. The symbolic ceremony in Baghdad officially "cased" (retired) the flag of U.S. forces in Iraq, according to army tradition.[5]
The Iraqi government also approved a Strategic Framework Agreement with the United States,[6] aimed at ensuring international cooperation including minority ethnicity, gender, and belief interests and other constitutional rights; threat deterrence; exchange students; education;[7] and cooperation in the areas of energy development, environmental hygiene, health care, information technology, communications, and law enforcement.[8]
Several groups of Iraqis protested the passing of the SOFA accord[9][10][11] as prolonging and legitimizing the occupation, and Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani expressed concerns with the ratified version.[12][13]
Some other Iraqis expressed skepticism that the U.S. would completely end its presence by 2011.[14] U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates had predicted that after 2011 he would have expected to see "perhaps several tens of thousands of American troops" as part of a residual force in Iraq.[15] Some Americans had discussed "loopholes"[16] and some Iraqis had said they believed parts of the pact remained a "mystery".[13]
I think the Iraqi people need to learn to defend themselves. They give up too easy and makes it easier for other outsiders to invade. Too many of our men and woman have died protecting us and that country. I think if we are going to sink ourselves in debt rebuliding the country then we should own it. I am so tired of seeing our soldiers die and americans being beheaded by ISIS, Truman had the right idea when it came to war.
Just A Number

Springboro, OH

#55 Aug 31, 2014
I dont trust our president sometimes its hard to see which side he is on. if i were in his shoes i would probably do nothing. Some of our allies disapproved on the war on terror, they are closer to the terrorist than we are.I would majorly deport non citizens to prevent terrorist cells, and then secure our boarders. we need to focus on our economy and stay out as long as we can until other countries start supporting us more. We will be labeled as Policing the world. Winston Churchill almost lost England to Hitler maybe france and england will wake up to the threat if we stay out of other countries business and mind our own issues.
Swedenforever

United States

#56 Aug 31, 2014
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
President Obama had a very good day yesterday. From ISIS, to the Ebola patients being cured to the relative calm in Ferguson, the President is managing his duties well.
Bad things happen. It's how you face life's problems that makes a difference in the long run.
Obama is clearly a strategic thinker who understands political change and the nature of government. He must have had some good classes in those subjects while an undergrad majoring in poli sci. He thinks like a political scientist. Most pundits don't and don't really understand social science and social science analysis. They are playing checkers when you need to be playing chess. Major issues aren't decided or solved in one week. You need to have both vision and understanding and a flexible policy to meet changing conditions. Personally, I suspect that when historians are able to look at the records in the future they will find that Obama has the best understanding of foreign policy of any president since FDR.
Well stated..Bush ruined the US humanitarian reputation by knee jerking his way to arrest Osama Bin Laden..all the while conning his own constituents and using a Third Reich structure on patriotism..It cost the GOPretenders 2 and I guess 3 Executive elections..The EU will not be conned by the Zionist nanny protectorate..'patience cousin and shuffle the cards'

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#57 Sep 1, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>Can you even imagine how these crazy right-wingers would be today had President Obama lost in 2008 or 2012 -- and their side won? I am thankful every day that not only do I get to wake up in a better America because we elected, and re-elected Barack Obama President, but I get to see these unpatriotic and hateful right-wing tea-bagging idiots suffering through the reality of a Black President. Most time I don’t even respond to their stupidity; I just smile and or laugh as I wallow in their misery. The best part is everything Obama does drives them crazy, from killing Bin Laden to playing golf – it is pure torture, and I love it, LOL!
Your side (your words) is a complete failure turnip. Your faux bravado only makes us laugh harder at you.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#58 Sep 1, 2014
Just A Number wrote:
<quoted text>What do you suggest we do ? Wait for them to errupt here. Had Obama not pulled the troops out to begin with they wouldnt have moved in. I do not trust our President to handle another war. I think eventually all this madness will errupt all over the world especially england and surrounding countries they take in refugees from these countries and some build terrorist cells in their countries. We will be way worse off if we reform immigration and give people the right to become citizens without completing the entire process
I don't trust him to order a pizza

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#59 Sep 1, 2014
Swedenforever wrote:
<quoted text>Well stated..Bush ruined the US humanitarian reputation by knee jerking his way to arrest Osama Bin Laden..all the while conning his own constituents and using a Third Reich structure on patriotism..It cost the GOPretenders 2 and I guess 3 Executive elections..The EU will not be conned by the Zionist nanny protectorate..'patience cousin and shuffle the cards'
Hallucinations are sure your cup of tea.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#60 Sep 1, 2014
Just A Number wrote:
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What do you suggest we do ? Wait for them to errupt here. Had Obama not pulled the troops out to begin with they wouldnt have moved in. I do not trust our President to handle another war. I think eventually all this madness will errupt all over the world especially england and surrounding countries they take in refugees from these countries and some build terrorist cells in their countries. We will be way worse off if we reform immigration and give people the right to become citizens without completing the entire process
they were already there, fool.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#61 Sep 1, 2014
Just A Number wrote:
I dont trust our president sometimes its hard to see which side he is on. if i were in his shoes i would probably do nothing. Some of our allies disapproved on the war on terror, they are closer to the terrorist than we are.I would majorly deport non citizens to prevent terrorist cells, and then secure our boarders. we need to focus on our economy and stay out as long as we can until other countries start supporting us more. We will be labeled as Policing the world. Winston Churchill almost lost England to Hitler maybe france and england will wake up to the threat if we stay out of other countries business and mind our own issues.
no dear, none of our allies disapproved of the war on terror, we had a world wide coalition against global terrorism until Bush pissed on it to start his own personal war in Iraq that had absolutely nothing to do with the fight at hand, that is what our allies disapproved of, and they quickly dropped out of the fight one by one...

this will place bush with the legacy of the worst leader on the planet...

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#62 Sep 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no dear, none of our allies disapproved of the war on terror, we had a world wide coalition against global terrorism until Bush pissed on it to start his own personal war in Iraq that had absolutely nothing to do with the fight at hand, that is what our allies disapproved of, and they quickly dropped out of the fight one by one...

this will place bush with the legacy of the worst leader on the planet...
Yawn, more dribble encore.

“So Long Friends”

Since: Oct 10

Screw the Rest of You

#63 Sep 2, 2014
LOL...."dribble encore," what a freakin' moron. WTF does that even MEAN?:)

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