Dithering President Barack Obama Finally Authorizes Targeted Air Strikes Against ISIS



President Barack Obama has finally authorized US air strikes, if necessary, against ISIS. If necessary? Obama said that he approved “targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death.” Obama said, “Today America is coming to help.” Seriously? It was Obama’s inept military withdrawal that has created the problem. And his refusal to pull the trigger in stopping ISIS before they ever gained traction. Maybe if this dithering president had acted many months ago Iraq would not be in complete chaos as ISIS has taken over many stronghold cities. They should have been stopped when they were crossing the Syria border into Iraq. Then again, Obama does not believe in borders.

So why now Barack Obama, are there no fundraisers or golf outings planned? Just another example why Obama gets poor marks on foreign policy, including more recent one’s that show a 60% disapproval raring.

President Obama authorized airstrikes “if necessary” against Islamic militants if they move toward Erbil in northern Iraq where American military, diplomats and civilians are stationed.

During a late night statement Thursday from the White House, the president said he’s okayed “targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death.”

Mr. Obama explained that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in recent days has “continued to move across Iraq and have neared the city of Erbil, where American diplomats and civilians serve at our consulate and American military personnel advise Iraqi forces to stop the advance on Erbil.

The Washington Free Beacon reports on Obama’s inaction against ISIS.

Obama said he would not be “dragged into fighting another war in Iraq,” saying combat troops would not return to the country since no American military solution existed for Iraq’s larger problems. He has been sharply criticized for the deteriorating situation and essential partitioning of Iraq since pulling troops out. The city of Fallujah, site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War for American troops, fell in January, and since then the entire nation has fallen into chaos as ISIL continues to seize key cities and facilities.

In January, Obama dismissed ISIL as the equivalent of a junior varsity team putting on a Kobe Bryant jersey and considering itself on par with the Lakers.

Obama also said Thursday he had ordered humanitarian assistance to the minority Iraqis stranded and dying of thirst on Mount Sinjar, who are facing threat of extermination by ISIL if they try to leave.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Dithering President Barack Obama Finally Authorizes Targeted Air Strikes Against ISIS”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 8th, 2014 10:47 am

      This is president stupid leading from behind again.

      These air strikes should have been carried out when the ISIS military was exposed in the open desert. That would have prevented any of the American military armor from falling into the hands of the ISIS troops.

      It is obvious that despite all the training from the American military, the Iraq army was made up of a large number of troops who would run rather than fight. Didn’t we learn anything from what happened during the invasion of Iraq to clear out Saddam and his thugs?

    2. Tamikosmom on August 10th, 2014 10:29 am


      I don’t think so. According to an agenda … events are unfolding according. The puppeteers behind the scenes who are pulling Obama’s strings are strategically furthering the worldwide Caliphate.

      The Left does not comprehend that when Islam rules the democracies of the free world … they will not receive a pass for all their PC efforts that contributed to the Islamic rise. Liberals fail to realize that liberal values conflict with Islamic Sharia Law.

      Listen to Brigitte Gabriel as to what happened in Lebanon when followers of Islam determined that ALL infidels in their midst must flee, convert or die. The Left cried out for mercy. It was all for naught. Their liberal philosophies conflict with Sharia Law.


    3. A Texas Grandfather on August 10th, 2014 11:26 am

      Read Brigitte’s book “Because They Hate” and learn how Hezbolla destroyed freedom in Lebanon with their hide-attack-and run to hide again tactics.

      Islam is a false religion based on hate for others. It has always been promulgated by war and subjugation of people to advance the cult of hate. Their cult teaches them to lie, cheat and destroy to gain an advantage over others.

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