Socialist President Pinocchio Obama told us several times that he would not put American Combat Boots on the ground in Syria. That was then. This is now. Of course, they are not calling them Combat Troops. Apparently, there must be a difference between the style of boots they wear because Obama has sent a squad of 50 soldiers into Syria to support operations there. And further, an American Soldier was just killed in an operation in Iraq providing support. This distinction is ridiculous. Of course, they are Combat Boots on the ground.
Look, things are falling apart in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Obama attempted to pull all troops out of all three countries, which has led to a resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Al Queda and ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The reason Obama has had to play games with words related to the definition of Combat Troops as opposed to Support Troops is that the Generals are telling him of the dire situation in these countries. The fact that Obama insisted on broadcasting troop withdrawal dates was about as dumb as it gets. The enemy just waited us out rather than fight to the death.
So now we have a Middle East on fire with Russia and Iran in Syria. Iraq is a client state of Iran. Afghanistan will be taken over by the Taliban very shortly after we take our troops out of the country. Obama is now just playing out the clock to prevent complete disaster while he is in office. The next President of the United States will have to clean up the mess that Obama leaves behind.