I must say, it would just be better if President Obama declined to make any comments about national security and military operations.
Written By Allen B. West:
His continued commentary indicates someone who hasn’t a doggone clue and displays an unimaginable level of confusion and incompetence. Even worse, the sons of others will have to pay the price for his inane and disconcerting actions.
As reported by The Hill, “President Obama said Monday that U.S. special operations forces in Syria will not be fighting “on the front lines” against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. During an interview with NBC News, the president pushed back against the idea that the new deployment violates his pledge not to put “boots on the ground” in Syria to fight ISIS. “We are not putting U.S. troops on the front lines fighting firefights with ISIL,” Obama said, using a different acronym for the group.
“I’ve been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting, like we did in Iraq, with battalions and occupations,” he added. “That doesn’t solve the problem.” Obama commented for the first time on his decision to send a small group of special operations forces to Syria, a move that deepened U.S. involvement in the conflict there in a way he has previously avoided. Fewer than 50 troops will help train, advise and assist local forces fighting the Islamic extremist group on the ground.
But for years, Obama has resisted calls to send U.S. ground forces into Syria beyond one-time raids. The president is escalating his involvement in Syria at a time when Russia is conducting a bombing campaign to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad against opposition forces threatening to remove him from power. Obama, however, denied the move amounted to a change in the administration’s strategy in the war-torn country.
“Keep in mind that we have run special ops already and really this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do,” he said.”
First of all, for President Obama to make the statement “we are not going to be fighting, like we did in Iraq” reflects a politician locked in on his ideology and not reality. Fighting an enemy has nothing to do with what someone previously did.
As a matter of fact, the fighting in Iraq had eradicated the enemy from the battlefield – al-Qaida in Iraq was defeated. And so here we have President Obama so concerned about not being President George W. Bush that he would foolishly surrender the gains made by the blood of our “fighting” men and women.
And for his pledge to not put “boots on the ground” — that ship has long since sailed, as we saw with the Delta Force hostage rescue operation in which a decorated American, MSG Joshua Wheeler, lost his life.
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