President Obama Warns Iraq Situation "Is A Long-Term Project... Won't Be Solved In Weeks"

Tyler Durden's picture

Just before he headed off to Martha's Vineyard for another vacation, President Obama explained the situation in Iraq (standing in front of the impressive Presidential helicopter) careful to use the phrase 'men, women, and children' numerous times. He called on Iraqis to unite against militants (subtley suggesting the reason the Iraq military ran away was because of a dis-united government). Crucially, he noted Iraq's Islamic State "problem will not be solved in weeks."

 

Headlines:

  • *OBAMA DECLINES TO GIVE TIMETABLE ON LENGTH OF MISSION
  • *OBAMA CALLS ON IRAQIS TO UNITE AGAINST MILITANTS
  • *OBAMA SAYS `NEXT STEP' IS SAFE PASSAGE FOR REFUGEES
  • *OBAMA REITERATES `NO U.S. COMBAT TROOPS IN IRAQ AGAIN'
  • *OBAMA SAYS U.S. MILITARY CAN `KEEP A LID ON PROBLEMS'
  • *OBAMA SAYS IRAQ IS GOING TO BE `A LONG TERM PROJECT'
  • *OBAMA SAYS NO U.S. TROOPS LEFT IN IRAQ BECAUSE GOVT DIDN'T WANT
  • *OBAMA SAYS `BOGUS' TO SAY LACK OF U.S. TROOPS CAUSED CRISIS

 

 

As AP reports,

President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

 

He says humanitarian efforts continue to airdrop food and water to persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he says planning is underway for how to get them down.

 

Obama wouldn't give a timetable for how long the U.S. military involvement would last, saying it depends on Iraqi political efforts.

 

He says it won't be weeks but will take some time.

 

Obama also says the advance of the Islamic State forces was more rapid than anticipated.

 

Obama made his comments on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday, just before boarding Marine One for his summer vacation in Massachusetts.

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Mission Accomplished

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Spastica Rex's picture

Well, once this is all resolved, Iraqis will likely throw flowers at us, and probably give us their ramped-up oil production for free, just out of gratitude.

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

Relax everyone. It's just a series of one day bombings...a long series it would appear. 

y3maxx's picture

Mission Accomplished

Afghanistan...Iraq...Syria...Ukraine

kliguy38's picture

Nahhhhh...........not even close yet......so many wars to go and so little time.......we will have many more incursions/wars to save humanity before we are finished........you see, a global banker can never sleep.

El Vaquero's picture

The world has jumped the shark.  Fuck.  I think I'm going to go drink some coffee and water my corn. 

Keyser's picture

Long term project?  Hmm, how many children have to be beheaded before it becomes a short-term imperative?

General Decline's picture

It's funny to hear president douche hole talk like he knows anything about military strategy! He's a flippin' community organizer for fuck's sake.

strannick's picture

America trained Isis as a rationale to get back into Iraq so as to stop the Iran Iraq Syria pipeline.

macholatte's picture

 

If you think things are "difficult" now, Barry's rule during 2015 & 2016 may indeed become frightening.

SWRichmond's picture

I want to point out that, 13 years ago when the US was ginning up the run into the ME / Afghanistan / Iraq, it was only the libertarians who were saying "graveyard of empires".

Spastica Rex's picture

I was at the F15 march in Seattle; I beg to differ.

Keyser's picture

Barry's rule during 2015 & 2016 may indeed become frightening.

Barry isn't going to last until the end of Q1 2015... The fix is in...

Skateboarder's picture

I'll bet you a roll of silver maples he will continue to wreak havoc until Shillery starts its first day.

manofthenorth's picture

Sooooooo.... not mission accomplished ????  ....... again ?????

 I can hear Gomer Pile  sayin' ....surprise , surprise , surprise !!!!!!!!

Who woulda' thunk it ?

smlbizman's picture

so he is saying on or about.....come on real estate guys you know what this means...

old naughty's picture

How long before the last killing field was finally "solved"?

rwe2late's picture

 In your dreams

if you believe all the anti-war demonstrators

throughout the globe were "libertarians".

the then French government was "libertarian",

all those who spoke out and wrote articles,

all those leftists, rightists, religious leaders, socialists and legal scholars were all

actually closet "libertarians".

Sorry to burst your self-righteous bubble.

max2205's picture

Fuck this shit I am going on vacation

CheapBastard's picture

I had already folded up my Eye-Rack map and put it in the bottom drawer when Barry said he was "pulling out all troops." Now, I have to go dig it out again......

War never ends.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

"Come on baby, I promise I'll pull out in time."

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Yes, Iraq can be as peaceful as Israel given enough time and money from the US. Or let's say Egypt, or Libya, or the work we have done in the former CIS Countries. "Please just stay calm and give us your full support, we are working on it..."

Who in the fuck still sits around and waddles in this bullshit? This is a plan or you are a clown.

Lore's picture

President Obama was elected on the EXPLICIT PROMISE that he would "BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN HIS FIRST YEAR OF OFFICE." It was his PROMISE. This must be so humiliating for him. He must be FORGETFUL. He will go down in history as "The President Who Could Not Keep His Word" and "The President Who Couldn't Command His Troops." No wonder his face is red. Maybe he can find inspiration at Martha's Vineyard. It's amazing what you find when you put your head in a hole.

Re: "persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he says planning is underway for how to get them down." <-- THERE'S A SKI LIFT. USE IT.

Otrader's picture

lying is tough and you need frequent vacations to work up enough nerve to get up and do it again.

Otrader's picture

Like past presidents, he's doing what he is told.  He's a good speaker, so he's doing it better than the previous one.

 

 

Winston Churchill's picture

Half way over the whale El Vaq.

Shark is so 20th century.

El Vaquero's picture

Whale, shark, I see only little difference from a practical standpoint when it comes to jumping them.  Whales are bigger, but sharks have sharp teeth. 

 

BTW, my corn is now watered and I have coffee in my cup.  Here's to all of my Iranian allies/enemies, Syrian allies/enemies, ISIS allies/enemies and Russian allies/enemies*!  What a fucking quagmire.

 

(*Of course, ally or enemy depends on what country they're operating in.)

sleigher's picture
  • "The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

 

http://www.libertyforlife.com/nwo/albert_pike.htm

 

Dugald's picture

 

The Third World War........

Keep pulling your plonker son, you will eventually find relief!

CrazyCooter's picture

EV, that is 100% right. That is exactly what we are doing (almost) ... coffee (and apple pancakes) and then a nice jaunt into the forrest to do a bit of fishing! I hope the dolly are biting!

Regards,

Cooter

whyami's picture

Let's bomb Iraq everyday to get our military industry going.

Winston Smith 2009's picture

Yes, they will re-greet us as re-liberators! It will be a cake walk and pay for itself, too!

good man's picture

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oudinot's picture

And now our Glorious leader goes back to Maine on holiday to play golf and eat Cheetohs in bed.

What a loser.

Goldenballz's picture

whats wrong with eating cheetos in bed, just saying

Ms. Erable's picture

'Cheetos' being the secret service's code name for Reggie.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Bombing Iraq is now part of American deep tradition.

Not bombing Iraq would give the impression that American culture has no meaning.

Without a cultural bedrock you have nothing.

One must keep ones balance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRdfX7ut8gw

 

Escrava Isaura's picture

Dork,

Well said!

Humans are creatures of habit.

And some of the threads here are proof of that… not that I need to remind you.

dogismycopilot's picture

mealy mouthed son of a bitch. every other word out of his mouth was about kissing Saudi Ass for those who didn't catch that undertone.

ForWhomTheTollBuilds's picture

"careful to use the phrase 'men, women, and children' numerous times. "

 

Why not just call them "folks"?  Its shorter.  

 

Ha!  I should be a speechwriter.

Seasmoke's picture

Keep a lid on problems.

WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING IDIOT !!!!

Kayman's picture

Like all previous administrations, blissfully ignorant of the tribal hatred contained within the lines drawn up by Great Britain as they carved up the old Ottoman Empire.

It would be easier to reincarnate Saddam Hussain than fix this hornets nest.

Maybe give Syria and Iraq back to Turkey.