Monday, December 22, 2014
Troops To Be Sent To Iraq In Spite of Obama's 'No Boots On The Ground' Promise
The Pentagon has announced that that up to 1,300 U.S. soldiers will be heading to Iraq in the New Year, in spite of those promises by President Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.
The troops involved found out today.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel took the fall for the president and “authorized” the deployment,. It will initially consist of about 1,000 soldiers the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, based out of Fort Bragg.
Their mission, according to Pentagon Spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby "will be to train, advise, and assist Iraqi security forces.”
Based on how those Iraqi security forces have been performing so far, I'd say the emphasis is on 'assist.'
This will be the second of President Barack Hussein Obama'a illegal wars. Even Pravda -On-The-Hudson, AKA The New York Times recognized this.
Just imagine what the press would say if George W. Bush had done anything like this.