Voices: Get back in! You got out too soon! It's nice 'n' warm! Just do it!
Although I don’t agree with your summary, I agree that it is a good article. Mr. Cheney actually does not address negotiations with Maliki – but suffice to say that Maliki and the leaders of Iraq’s political parties had privately indicated that they wanted the continued presence of US forces and if given political cover to do so would have agreed to continue to exempt US soldiers from Iraqi law. President Obama made no serious attempt to negotiate for such an agreement because he wanted to pull the troops out as soon as possible, regardless of the consequences.
Here it comes! 5PM, Thursday, 19th. I just heard the President’s conference on the radio. US “Advisors” are being sent to Iraq, to advise the Iraqi military. Isn’t this how it started in Viet Nam?
At this point, it doesn’t matter who is president, whether a Dem or a Repub. Exxon-Mobil, Conoco and the other Boys from Houston have much at stake in the Oil Refinery now being approached by ISIS militants. These interests must be protected. Washington, which has benefited by very generous largesse from these international mega-corporations, has received it’s instructions.
Johnny, get ready to march again!
“Its the conservatives who seem to want to go to war again…”.How short sighted of you. Did you call Reagan a war monger when he defiantly said “tear down these walls”? How about when Kennedy stood against the Russians during the Cuban missile crisis? The difference is with both Kennedy and Reagan the United States was in a position of strength from both a military and economic standpoint and with Obama we are in a position of weakness.