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

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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."






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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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:04 | 5069686 Spastica Rex
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069689 SHEEPFUKKER

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

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:09 | 5069698 y3maxx
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Mission Accomplished


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:14 | 5069706 kliguy38
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Nahhhhh...........not even close many wars to go and so little time.......we will have many more incursions/wars to save humanity before we are see, a global banker can never sleep.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:34 | 5069774 El Vaquero
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The world has jumped the shark.  Fuck.  I think I'm going to go drink some coffee and water my corn. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:36 | 5069783 Keyser
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Long term project?  Hmm, how many children have to be beheaded before it becomes a short-term imperative?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:53 | 5069858 General Decline
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:01 | 5069882 strannick
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America trained Isis as a rationale to get back into Iraq so as to stop the Iran Iraq Syria pipeline.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:03 | 5069889 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Obama is a monkey with a hand grenade or an AK47

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:10 | 5069908 macholatte
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If you think things are "difficult" now, Barry's rule during 2015 & 2016 may indeed become frightening.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:43 | 5070015 SWRichmond
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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".

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:19 | 5070104 Spastica Rex
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I was at the F15 march in Seattle; I beg to differ.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:51 | 5070211 Keyser
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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...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:55 | 5070236 Skateboarder
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I'll bet you a roll of silver maples he will continue to wreak havoc until Shillery starts its first day.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:27 | 5070344 manofthenorth
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Sooooooo.... not mission accomplished ????  ....... again ?????

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

Who woulda' thunk it ?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:10 | 5070645 smlbizman
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so he is saying on or about.....come on real estate guys you know what this means...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 22:55 | 5071736 old naughty
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How long before the last killing field was finally "solved"?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:37 | 5070170 rwe2late
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 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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:18 | 5069934 max2205
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Fuck this shit I am going on vacation

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:24 | 5069952 CheapBastard
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:36 | 5069987 KnuckleDragger-X
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"Come on baby, I promise I'll pull out in time."

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:18 | 5070102 TahoeBilly2012
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:57 | 5070202 Lore
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:54 | 5070781 Otrader
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lying is tough and you need frequent vacations to work up enough nerve to get up and do it again.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:04 | 5069887 strannick
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:53 | 5070772 Otrader
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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.



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:42 | 5069808 Winston Churchill
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Half way over the whale El Vaq.

Shark is so 20th century.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:40 | 5070001 El Vaquero
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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.)

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:51 | 5069847 sleigher
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  • "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."


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:49 | 5070926 Dugald
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The Third World War........

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

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:51 | 5070033 CrazyCooter
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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!



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:48 | 5069835 Shad_ow
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:38 | 5069994 thamnosma
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:01 | 5070063 atomp
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:44 | 5070193 thamnosma
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Thanks for posting what I'm always thinking

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:00 | 5070254 Lore
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Me too

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:56 | 5070045 Moustache Rides
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duh... winning

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:39 | 5070728 whyami
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Let's bomb Iraq everyday to get our military industry going.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069692 Winston Smith 2009
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Yes, they will re-greet us as re-liberators! It will be a cake walk and pay for itself, too!

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 01:13 | 5071977 good man
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My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:04 | 5069687 oudinot
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And now our Glorious leader goes back to Maine on holiday to play golf and eat Cheetohs in bed.

What a loser.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:09 | 5069697 Goldenballz
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whats wrong with eating cheetos in bed, just saying

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:52 | 5069851 earnyermoney
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would you eat John Boener?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:17 | 5070491 Ms. Erable
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'Cheetos' being the secret service's code name for Reggie.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:10 | 5069690 THE DORK OF CORK
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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.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:43 | 5069811 Escrava Isaura
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Well said!

Humans are creatures of habit.

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

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069691 dogismycopilot
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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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:07 | 5069903 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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"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.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:07 | 5069693 Seasmoke
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Keep a lid on problems.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:37 | 5069791 Kayman
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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.

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