Thursday, June 11, 2015

Obama's Incoherent Iraq ISIS Policy

Is anybody with a brain minding the store at the Obama White House.   Socialist Emperor Pinocchio Veto Obama just ordered an additional 450 American boots on the ground to create a fifth training base to train the Iraqi Army and Sunni's willing to fight ISIS, I guess.  So now we have about 3,500 American soldier, based in Iraq training the Iraqi Army.  However, we have been attempting to train the Iraqi Army for about 10 years.  Apparently, they are real slow learners because when confronted by the enemy they just drop their weapons and run.

And, much of the equipment ISIS is using to take over Iraq and Syria, including their recent acquisition of 2,300 Humvees that we gave the Iraqi Army, they have gained in the field when the Iraqi Army simply abandoned the equipment.  It would seem that there are some common sense lessons to be learned from all of this.  First, the Iraqi Army is no Army at all.  It is a rag tag group of militia fighters, when they show up, that is not trainable.  Further, we need to guard whatever equipment we give them because the next day it seems to end up ISIS hands. 

Commentator Bill O'Reily put forth a real plan to destroy ISIS.  Obama claims that there are 60 countries in the coalition he has put together to fight ISIS.  Of course, we have never seen the list of these countries.  But if they do exist, how about each country contributing 10,000 troops to put together a real army of 600,000 lead by American forces to go in and really destroy ISIS once and for all.  It is pretty obvious that we are wasting our time and money trying to turn the Iraqis into a fighting force.  How many times must Obama fail to get this right. 

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