Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...db422e-3f5c-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html


    Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State


    Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship.


     
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    Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until last year, became the latest high-profile skeptic on Thursday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that a blanket prohibition on ground combat was tying the military’s hands. “Half-hearted or tentative efforts, or airstrikes alone, can backfire on us and actually strengthen our foes’ credibility,” he said. “We may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American boots on the ground.”
     
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    Indeed. This has been O's strategy from the beginning.
    He is hoping they will come and freedom fight in America.
    If for nothing else than to "prove" we are not the great nation everyone thinks we are.

    Which has been his agenda all along, from the apology tour to never referring to terrorists as terrorists.
     
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    If you've retired, say whatever you want. But if you're in the military and underneath the command of the Commander -in-Chief, these type of comments should not be heard publicly.
     
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    Good point!:thumbs:
     
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    At a conference in D.C. on Friday, General James Conway (the 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps) slammed Obama’s ISIS strategy with a potent dose of reality.

    The Daily Caller reported on what Conway had to say:
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    Terrorist groups are not a state. They are a group. Isis is a group they in fact are Daesh.
     
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    Mark Levin
     
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    We must understand that this combat action against ISIS is not a war. No sir, it is not a war.

    A war is something like the war on women or the war on the elderly when people say that Social Security is insolvent. Those are two examples of wars. Others are the war against minimum wage earners and the war against illegal immigrants, etc.

    But what happens in Iraq is not a war because the Bush cowboy war in Iraq was ended by a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
     
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    Red Flag news

     
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    Obama may avoid impeachment for Benghazi .... but those he let down may not be so forgiving? If he is not willing to stand behind his fighting forces and allies, he should expect more of the same.?
     

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