Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

posted at 1:21 pm on July 25, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Reports surfacing in the press are beginning to ask disturbing questions about the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and just how much the Obama administration knew prior to that syndicate’s rapid ascension. The grim conclusion with which these reports leave the reader is that the Obama administration prioritized political considerations over the geostrategic necessity of preempting ISIS’s advance.

The Weekly Standard’s Stephen F. Hayes concisely frames the Obama administration’s political calculation – and it was always ever political – when issues relating to Iraqi security arose.

In Iraq, the president was willing to sacrifice the hard-won gains of U.S. military and diplomatic personnel in the pursuit of his overriding objective—getting out. The United States hadn’t created a stable and peaceful Iraq when the president was sworn in on January 20, 2009. But we had largely defeated our enemies there, and even opponents of the war acknowledged the very real prospect of a relatively secure, democratic Iraq. We lost Iraq by choice.

By the beginning of 2012, the administration had settled on the narrative that the Iraq War had been concluded if not won outright. Any inconvenient developments which contradicted this contrived plotline were never acknowledged by the administration and rarely by the press, which took many of its cues in that pivotal election year from the White House.

But the Arab Spring had lit a fuse in the region. The Syrian civil war, a ghoulish conflict which featured the use of chemical weapons on civilian populations for the first time in more than 20 years, raged. The regional aspirations of some of the most unsavory parties in that conflict were clear even then.

A report in out of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau levels a damning accusation at the Obama White House and the political media:

In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria, seized an oil-rich province there and signed up thousands of foreign fighters who’d infiltrated Syria through NATO ally Turkey.

The testimony, which received little news media attention at the time, also showed that Obama administration officials were well aware of the group’s declared intention to turn its Syrian sanctuary into a springboard from which it would send men and materiel back into Iraq and unleash waves of suicide bombings there. And they knew that the Iraqi security forces couldn’t handle it.

The latest McClatchy report indicates that the rise of ISIS was the direct result of the administration’s refusal to address the escalating situation in Syria. Rather than embracing and arming moderate anti-Assad rebel forces, it fell to regional powers – Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – to support the insurgents of their choosing. The result was the rise of the nightmarish, medieval fundamentalist army which is currently carrying out an ethno-religious purge in the Iraqi territories they control.

Even as ISIS began its rapid advance across Iraq, the administration refused to acknowledge it. According testimony from Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, the White House knew Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, would fall to advancing ISIS fighters three days before it did. They did nothing about it. Today, unspeakable crimes against human dignity and the common heritage of mankind are committed in that ancient city on a near daily basis.

An administration which ran in 2012, in part, on its tough prosecution of the War on Terror (evidenced by an increase in drone strikes in theaters like Pakistan and Yemen, as well as the successful operation which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden) has now presided over the creation of an Islamic caliphate which harbors terrorist actors who have a stated willingness to attack the United States.

“This miscalculation essentially has helped realize the worst nightmare for this administration, an administration that prided itself on its counterterrorism strategy,” Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, told McClatchy reporters. “It is now presiding over the resurgence of a nightmare of extremism and terrorism.”

Reporters are only just beginning to put the pieces of this puzzle together, and are discovering that the Obama administration was complicit in the rise of a major threat to the security of Western powers. Historians will finish the work that journalists have started, and their verdict will not be kind.


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Yes

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Yes

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

The big O hits 39%

NoFanofLibs on July 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

No-oh.

rogerb on July 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

And….yes

NoFanofLibs on July 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

hell yes

mjbrooks3 on July 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Is the Pope a Catholic?
Does a bear sh*t in the woods?
Is Bismark a Herring?

tominsd on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

He owns the rise of ISIS.

He was begged to bomb them in Syria, while rising, for a year.

He didn’t want the world to know that he failed, by not leaving troops in Iraq.

Now it’s too late.

Heads need to literally roll, and they will.

IS (former ISIS) will slip into the US via the open border.

obama owns both.

The open border and ISIS will literally kill Americans.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Yes

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

I won :)

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Politics is the only trick the Obama-pony knows.

HotAirian on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Always lead-o with this-o…

Obama put politics ahead of …

faraway on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The voters do know two things, instinctively, even if most are utter dummies:

1. They know their own economic pain, regardless of the oaf’s “under my admin…bla, bla, bla”, aka what he spits about in fundraisers.

2. Security. People instinctively feel when they are threatened.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I won :)

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

It’s all yours, whatever you won :)

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

It’s all yours, whatever you won :)

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

First post, look at our times

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Is Bismark a Herring?

tominsd on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Well played, sir

NoFanofLibs on July 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Every move is about consolidation of political power and the destruction of the Enemy. Once enough power is concentrated in progressive hands, we’ll see the real agenda.

forest on July 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Is this even a question? When political advisers participate in foreign policy discussions and decisions?

Please …

PackerBronco on July 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

There goes that bear again. If he ain’t shirking his job and grabbing burgers instead, he’s out shi!tting in the woods.

SteveInRTP on July 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The testimony, which received little news media attention at the time

A fact that allows this administrations crimes against the US and it’s citizens to continue.

antipc on July 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

First post, look at our times

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I saw, right away. Congratulations!

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of

Could have stopped right there

crrr6 on July 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

It was a policy decision-o

mankai on July 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

“None of you won, pikers” — Bishop

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Oh, I know! I know! This is an easy one! Ask me one of the hard ones, like why anybody is still stupid enough to give him 39% support.

theotherone on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Obama’s priority order:

Vacay>Golf>Fundraiser>Selfie>Photo Ops>Parties>Dithering>Politics>

ConstantineXI on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

On Gaza:

Using further eyewitness reports, the article describes how Hamas has integrated the tunnel network into the civilian infrastructure of Gaza, constructing entrances in homes and even mosques. “I have not entered one civilian home that did not have weapons, suicide belts, or booby traps in it,” the source told the Post.

anotherJoe on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

The world, who shouted orgasmically in 2008 “obama, obama, obama” now deserves him in full.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

When did Hot Air start using rhetorical questions as titles for threads?

Johnnyreb on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

is the pope catholic?

warmairfan on July 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Which historians?

Too many are lefties

cmsinaz on July 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

is the pope catholic?

warmairfan on July 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

That’s actually more questionable than the topic of this thread.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Too bad he can’t be impeached for this,,,, too bad the bastard doesn’t speak out on the Christian holocaust going on now by his own making. I absolutely h a t e this ass.

garydt on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The grim conclusion with which these reports leave the reader is that the Obama administration prioritized political considerations over the geostrategic necessity of preempting ISIS’s advance.

This is new?

Patriot Vet on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Duh???

Of course – Obama could not look like he at all could admit that Bush was right.

Plus Obama likes the “Muslim freedom fighters”…..

redguy on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Obama is such political creature when he takes a dump, forged ballots drop out.

BobMbx on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Spot on Constantine@1:33

cmsinaz on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Revised question:

Did Obama put politics ahead of [insert anything] in [insert anything]?

Still easy to answer.

ajb3 on July 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Noah, you mean that rhetorically, right?

Seriously, has Obama ever put anything ahead of politics in his entire political career?

And yes I do mean anything. If he had been on the way to a fundraiser when his wife went into labor to give birth to his daughters, I doubt he’d have cancelled the trip to return home.

Maybe some will disagree with my assessment of his priorities, but is there any actual evidence to the contrary? There’s certainly evidence every week (seems like every day lately) to support my conclusion.

s1im on July 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Does the sun rise in the East?

BKennedy on July 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

First post, look at our times

Skwor on July 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Too bad Bishop and Dire have already hijacked your lovely prize.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

is the pope catholic?

warmairfan on July 25, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Does everybody poop?

libfreeordie on June 11, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Agree with you there Libby.

slickwillie2001 on July 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM

*********** Dithering Neville/Hopey/Chamberlian/Changey **********

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Obama’s priority order:

Destroying America>Vacay>Golf>Fundraiser>Selfie>Photo Ops>Parties>Dithering>Politics>

ConstantineXI on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

To augment, respectfully

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

And why are you asking this stupid question? Is 1+1 = 2?

mnjg on July 25, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Revised question:

Did Obama put politics ahead of [insert anything] in [insert anything]?

Still easy to answer.

ajb3 on July 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

An answer so easy that this thread is really not necessary.

Close it.

hawkeye54 on July 25, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Why would you even think you had to ask this question? Please find something important to post like the invasion on the border or the growth of Islamic terrorism.

crankyoldlady on July 25, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Where is the Republican messaging on this? How many Americans even know that we lost Iraq after we won the Iraq War? Hello? Is anyone out there?

joekenha on July 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

There goes that bear again. If he ain’t shirking his job and grabbing burgers instead, he’s out shi!tting in the woodsOn America.

SteveInRTP on July 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Key West Reader on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Quit picking on the new guy. It’s gone way past tiresome.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

obama puts his progressive crap politics and power grabs above EVERYTHING.

If it were politically advantageous for him in progressive fashion, he’d set up a dinner table on the white house lawn and eat live babies in full view of the cheering left wing media.

This scum and his ilk do not deserve the air they pollute by breathing.

Diluculo on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Stupid f***ing question. As if there were any doubt.

At this point, what difference does it make?

novaculus on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Does a bear go poop in the woods?

gophergirl on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

JOekenha,,,,,,,,,, Boner and McConnell sleep 24/7 I swear,, I think a 5th grader knows whats going on more than the GOP leadership. As often as NancyP speaks out it seems that she is the Speaker of the House while Boehner is asleep or drunk.

garydt on July 25, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Obama is such political creature when he takes a dump, forged ballots drop out.

BobMbx on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

::::: gigglesnort:::::

Thanks, I needed that today :o)

Key West Reader on July 25, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Quit picking on the new guy. It’s gone way past tiresome.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

+1000

Key West Reader on July 25, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Israel says FUBO, no cease fire for you

Kerry Fail.

Key West Reader on July 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Do bears poop in the woods?

Do Obamas poop on our country?

/obvious>

landlines on July 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Stupid f***ing question. As if there were any doubt.

At this point, what difference does it make?

novaculus on July 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM

We all know the answer, so, no. No difference. None at all.

hawkeye54 on July 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

On Gaza:

Using further eyewitness reports, the article describes how Hamas has integrated the tunnel network into the civilian infrastructure of Gaza, constructing entrances in homes and even mosques. “I have not entered one civilian home that did not have weapons, suicide belts, or booby traps in it,” the source told the Post.

anotherJoe on July 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM

anotherJoe:)
=============

Tunnels:

Pinned Tweet
IDF @IDFSpokesperson · 18h

This map shows why we continue in our mission to expose and destroy Hamas’ network of terror attack tunnels.

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/492
==============================================

Morale Boosters:

Gaza Striptease: Israeli Women Flash Flesh to Boost Morale of IDF Soldiers

Toyin Owoseje
By Toyin Owoseje
July 24, 2014 17:09 BST
***************************

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gaza-striptease-israeli-women-flash-flesh-boost-morale-idf-soldiers-1458198

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

When DOESN’T King Barack place politics before any other consideration?

GarandFan on July 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Obama puts politics ahead of everything, except his golf game.

bartbeast on July 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Israel says FUBO, no cease fire for you

Kerry Fail.

Key West Reader on July 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Stompyfoot will be all wee wee’d now. Or tomorrow, or Monday.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Obama is such political creature when he takes a dump, forged ballots drop out.

BobMbx on July 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM

BobMbx: Lol, dats a good one:)

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of [insert anything] in [insert anything]?

ajb3 on July 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Yeah. Inserting Reggie Love into himself took priority a few times.

Rix on July 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Obama completely owns ISIS.
He can add that to Obamacare, the national debt and every other disaster that he is responsible for.
He is the shit that is hitting the fan.

justltl on July 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Muslims are not happy in: Gaza, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Bahrain, etc.

Muslims are living in: Germany, France, G. Britain, Holland, etc. and are not happy there, wanting to change those into the hellholes they came from.

You expect us to be so stupid as to ‘understand’?

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Our 58th state should have been Iraq, alas.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Speaking of Kerry:

Ta Da:

http://www.breakingnews.com/

Gaza, PS
13m
Reports: Israel’s security cabinet rejects US Secretary of State Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire proposal, seeks modifications – @Reuters, @AFP, @haaretzcom
End of alert

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

“Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?”

Is this a trick question?

evilned on July 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

#bring back our Iraq!

BL@KBIRD on July 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gaza-striptease-israeli-women-flash-flesh-boost-morale-idf-soldiers-1458198

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

That rocks! How can I send my naked selfie to Hamas?

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Obama puts politics ahead of everything.

bw222 on July 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

RE:

Botched Kerrys Israel Sumpins:

https://twitter.com/i24news_EN

i24news_EN @i24news_EN · 8s

#Israeli cabinet unanimously rejects #Kerry’s #ceasefire proposal ►► http://i24ne.ws/zAESu
=========================

https://twitter.com/TimesofIsrael

The Times of Israel @TimesofIsrael · 20s

UPDATE: #Israel said to reject @JohnKerry’s #ceasefire proposal. http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-killed-in-fierce-clashes-near-jerusalem-rocket-downed-over-eilat/

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

That rocks! How can I send my naked selfie to Hamas?

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

You know what…..

crankyoldlady on July 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Does the sun rise in the East?

BKennedy on July 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

.
Negative – the sun does not move to ‘rise’ in the east.
Believe it or not, the earth rotates giving the appearance of the sun rising, but it (the sun) stays put. :-)

News2Use on July 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM

That rocks! How can I send my naked selfie to Hamas?

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

katy the mean old lady: Lol,..

….Ya better have a Burka, may
I suggest a Black Lace type,..(sarc):)

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Gaza, PS
7m

More: Israel security cabinet wants modifications to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire proposal before agreeing to any end in hostilities, government source says – @Reuters
Read more on yahoo.com

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/israel-rejects-gaza-ceasefire-plan-wants-changes-government-174517169.html

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

You know what…..

crankyoldlady on July 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

They would be blinded by our beauty!

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Yes. Repeatedly.

AZCoyote on July 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

..another blindingly obvious rhetorical click-bait question post from this guy. Did you at least edit and spell check it?

Uo oh. I’d better head over to twitter and see if Noah’s bagging on me.

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Life. Get one.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

To ask the question is to answer it.

The big O hits 39%

NoFanofLibs on July 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

A couple of months from now, the Choom Gang will be calling it The Good Old Days.

formwiz on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Team BiBi tells Team Hopey,….to go Boink yourselfs!

The Associated Press @AP · 58s

BREAKING: Israel media: Israel’s security cabinet unanimously rejects Kerry’s proposal for Gaza truce.

canopfor on July 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

oba-MAO is a traitor, an arrogant narcissistic, illegal, typical, intolerant, progressive liberal. Of course, it is ALL about him, his power, especially his perks and parties for his fat-assed, angry, black woman wife. He needs to be impeached in disgrace for total violation of his oath of office and his domestic and international law-breaking. He deserves to be in prison. A community organizer, for God’s sake. Thanks to moron liberals.

ultracon on July 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A thousand times, yes…

vnvet on July 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM

yes

rob verdi on July 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Smirking Australian Jihadis Pose With A Bucket Full Of Heads

Bucket full of heads any1 in aus want some organs please dont be shy to ask’: Smirking Australian terrorist poses with decapitated heads in sickening pictures posted online

Khaled Sharrouf posted the pictures on Twitter on Friday
His friend Mohamed Elomar is seen holding up severed heads
Both men fled Australia for Syria in December last year
They are fighting for terror group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
Sharrouf has been taunting Australian police on social media

This is the end result of people believing the multi-culturalist lie: ‘all cultures are equal’.

It’s also the end result of the utopian leftist notion that all cultures, religions, and people can peacefully coexist.

Obama has made it clear that he is incapable of distinguishing between rational nations, cultures, and people. In his desire to insist that all are equal in intent and capability, he’s lost the ability to descriminate between good and evil, rational behavior and madness.

Obama is responsible for allowing ISIS to rise to power. He’s responsible for the evil they visit on others.

thatsafactjack on July 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Why is this an article?

Everyone, including Demwits, knows Obama puts partisan politics above everything else. That’s what Communists do. Why do you think he tried to deny it a few days ago to his own base?

UnstChem on July 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Has Obama ever NOT put politics ahead of anything? No.

KateNE on July 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

President Obama has one and only one guideline. What is expediant for himself specifically and the Democrat party generally. The latter of course is negotiable as in the end it is all about him.

Secrificing the gains of blood and gold gained in Iraq for the purposes was a no brainer.

Hopefully the US will learn something from this and not send a similar useless individual for another 30 years like last time.

Sadly I doubt it.

abnormal_1 on July 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Why is this an article?

Everyone, including Demwits, knows Obama puts partisan politics above everything else. That’s what Communists do. Why do you think he tried to deny it a few days ago to his own base?

UnstChem on July 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Gotta go with UnstChem here Noah. I could only answer this question with a couple of others. One with a pope. One with a bear.

onomo on July 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM

In Iraq, the president was willing to sacrifice the hard-won gains of U.S. military and diplomatic personnel in the pursuit of his overriding objective—getting out.

I think it’s worse than that, they wanted a defeat to hang around Bush’s neck as a millstone and didn’t care if that handed al Quada a victory to do it. They also wanted Iraq to be a cautionary tale about what they see as American imperialism.
They wanted Iraq to be a loss, there is no other reason for their actions.

V7_Sport on July 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Life. Get one.

katy the mean old lady on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

..Katy, I do have a life and it involves dropping in here to HG once in a while. How about you? With the greatest respect (and I think you are among the more witty here), care to count the number of comments per week you make here versus my totals? Do you hang all hours on the QOD? I used to but no longer as I need my sleep and cannot afford the requisite quart of Lismore’s to fuel the effort. Hell, I don’t even blog anymore.

It’s just that I chafe at Rothman’s seizing on the obvious gimmicks for click bait. Also, not especially enamored of his writings. I am spoiled by Captain Ed’s stuff. Perhaps my remark was gratuitous and for that I ask your forgiveness.

..do not be mean.

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 3:44 PM

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Brother, come by more often.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Did Obama put politics ahead of security in Iraq?

Do bears poop in the woods?

Deafdog on July 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Gotta go with UnstChem here Noah. I could only answer this question with a couple of others. One with a pope. One with a bear.

onomo on July 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM

I could not resist the low hanging fruit…forgive me.

Deafdog on July 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Brother, come by more often.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 PM

..wind beneath my wings, hermano. I do actually and notice your blistering posts and realize the revolution is in good hands! All I can do is reload and hand you the musket!

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Absolutely – he and his backers and his minions always do. They think they are indestructible. They may continue for a while, yet, but the damage they have done to the USA and the rest of the planet will take decades to fix. AND, that assumes leaders w/ backbones arise.

MN J on July 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM

he open border and ISIS will literally kill Americans.

Schadenfreude on July 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I agree. It would not surprise me at all, that within a year we’ll have our first suicide bomber for allah in a shopping mall or other public place.

Mimzey on July 25, 2014 at 4:26 PM

..wind beneath my wings, hermano. I do actually and notice your blistering posts and realize the revolution is in good hands! All I can do is reload and hand you the musket!

The War Planner on July 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Beans and bullets!

UnstChem on July 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM

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