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Iraq militias say they don't need U.S. help in Anbar operation

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Republicans warned Obama not to invade Iraq.

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They can drop their never fired weapons and run without any help.

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“We are all brothers — Sunnis, Shiites, everyone.”

If only the majority of Sunnis and Shiites felt that way...

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Republicans warned Obama not to invade Iraq.

You mean, his Generals warned him to keep a sizable force in Japan.

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It's not a republican only led invasion as some have been programmed to believe. Look into the truth, you not like what reality is....

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Iraq militias say they don't need U.S. help in Anbar operation

Perfect reason to not get involved.

MarkG: It's not a republican only led invasion as some have been programmed to believe.

But it was a Republican planned invasion and subsequent rebuilding. They misread the situation on the ground, and now those same people are the ones saying Obama has to send in troops. The fact is that there is no magic solution for any President, and until there is, I'd rather not see a President act just for the sake of acting. The GOP will do the usual dance of sniping from behind.

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The Iraqi military has been run by the Iranians since the US left and ISIS is just months away from taking Baghdad, please tell me exactly how has being Iran's toy helped?

If Shia controlled Iraqi government continues to rebuff the Sunni tribes this will be a bloodbath. Those tribes will either side by and do nothing or they will side with ISIS. The Shia (Iranian) controlled Iraqi government is facing complete annihilation and all they continue to do to defend their nation is nothing.

Iraq, your only hope for survival is if you allow that Sunni's and Kurds will share power with you and ask the U.S. and it's allies for help. If you don't, well it's game over.....

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Wonder where the chickenhawk volunteer brigade is?

Easy to always easy to say someone else's kids should go.

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But it was a Republican planned invasion and subsequent rebuilding.

And it was Obama that subsequently allowed to ISIS dominate that entire region.

They misread the situation on the ground, and now those same people are the ones saying Obama has to send in troops.

One reason, because he's president, the other, because now he's making up for screwing up and not heeding the advice of his senior General staff that was informing Obama constantly and Obama made the choice not to go and do anything to quell the advancement of ISIS.

The fact is that there is no magic solution for any President, and until there is, I'd rather not see a President act just for the sake of acting.

If so, why do you like Obama then??

The GOP will do the usual dance of sniping from behind.

All political parties snip and dance, but the Dems are the party of leading far, far, from behind.

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Bush never listened to his generals. Clinton did to a greater extent. Bush Sr. Did, too. Reagan was famous for ignoring his generals.

Prove me wrong.

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Reagen crumbled the Soviet Union! No shots fired. No Generals to plan. Clinton missed Osama and didn't try again. Bush Sr. whipped hussein back to Bagdad. Bush jr. has a U.S. Attack on U.S. soil. He had to respond to that. If it were me it would have been only a month or two of bombardment and gone with a warning that even attempt it again twice as much as the first time and meanwhile build Intel for acuracy. Take no BS should always be the policy.

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If they don't want your help and then you shouldn’t go to help them. You can go to help them when they asked your help. US and its alliances must learn from past. They will turn their guns on you once ISIS was defeated by US and Alliance Army. The Militia men think they can defeat ISIS by themselves. So let them fight ISIS on their own and supply weapons if they needed. The US and its alliance military should not direct engage with ISIS on ground.

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Bush never listened to his generals. Clinton did to a greater extent. Bush Sr. Did, too. Reagan was famous for ignoring his generals.

Prove me wrong.

Bush followed and listened to General Jack Keane and Petraeus on their recommendation to increase the troop level in Iraq and over 20,000 were deployed. Not ONLY did Bush listen and followed the advice of the two, but he went even against Republicans that wanted to bail on Iraq, he virtually went it alone, without congressional support and it worked and he won it. Now compare that to Obama that well, never has listened to anyone except Michelle.

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MarkG

Reagen crumbled the Soviet Union!

Yeah. Sorry to interrupt Republican Revisionism™ - that where it lives most, on a thread about the hell on earth they created in Iraq, but bankruptcy crumbled the Soviet Union.

The Republicans own the mess in the middle east, and the trillions of dollars it cost that the American taxpayer has yet to reimburse.

Stan Smith would be proud of your "history".

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And the ME mess would be better w/o Israel? This is the first reason the ME deplores USA. And UK had their hands in that. The French also left an unstable region. How far back in history do you want to go? A convenient 13 years?

Reagan spent the soviets into bankruptcy. It was his plan, it worked, we now have one Germany, one Berlin and free Eastern Europe because of it.

The politicians own the ME. It has deteriorated quite a bit under Obama. Bush defended the USA threat from the well known Al-Qaida busting up Afghanistan. Iraq was voted on by many democrats don't forget including the current democratic presidential candidate.

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Yeah. Sorry to interrupt Republican Revisionism™ - that where it lives most, on a thread about the hell on earth they created in Iraq, but bankruptcy crumbled the Soviet Union.

Funny, Dems and Libs make an actual living at trying to change the entire history of the U.S., regardless of whatever History we are talking about. If Libs don't like the truth, change it to suit your narrative. I know Dems fall at the altar of Obama, but the only way Libs can accept and get through life is to view life through the liberal skewed prism of reality.

The Republicans own the mess in the middle east, and the trillions of dollars it cost that the American taxpayer has yet to reimburse.

And they also own praise for Bush helping get OBL since he put the wheels in motion to get him, but at least Obama was a bit of help.

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I think that iraqi shiite can defeat them without the help of anybody , but if foreign forces put boots in the ground it will demoralize iran empire ,,,, Saddam realized that they couldn't defeat them , iranian are kind of people when defeated they get up with more resilience and determination , it will take time to do that

I will take iranian over a sunni country any day of the week

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Good then, become good little targets for isis save them some money from buying targets, maybe if we're lucky they'll turn the area into a giant depopulated area where we can build shopping malls, don't give a rats ass about rag heads.

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