Wipe ISIS Out. All of Them

*I've never been prouder of President Obama than right now. But Mr. President ISIS is no pushover. See Headline.

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.

If you're going to use our powah, Use it very liberally Mr. President.

And you keep saying if necessary Its long past necessary, sir. Failure to crush ISIS will be a mistake we'll pay dearly for.

Update: Right on cue the ISIS supporters whine, but but civilians.

You mad bro?

*Didn't take much to reach that level, but if he bombs the living crap out of ISIS he begins filling that very large hole he's been digging.

Posted by: Howie at 08:03 AM


1 Proud? Of O? Nope, not seeing that level.

Satisfaction that he's finally doing something? Yeah maybe that level.

Posted by: left foot right foot at August 08, 2014 08:33 AM

2 stupid question: (forgive me)

so if there "isnt a military solution" to whats happening in iraq, why are we launching airstrikes, and why are there military advisors over there?

Posted by: sound awake at August 08, 2014 08:53 AM

3 President Too Little, To Late Obama. It's easy to be proud of him, he does nothing but golf and raise money so anything other then inaction would make someone proud. If those Iraqis and Kurds promised to enter the US illegally from Mexico and Vote Democrat he'd send over 5 Marine regiments to protect them.

Posted by: scaulen at August 08, 2014 09:03 AM

4 I'm certain Obama had to approve it, but it's not his idea. I think we have military advisors with the Kurds to support their military, because they are fighting ISIS. The question is how to stabilize the region. I don't think the Kurds or Baghdad/Shiite Iraq can hold the disputed Sunni lands.

Posted by: Draki at August 08, 2014 09:22 AM

5 A desperate cry from a father in Jerusalem, who came to Israel for medical help to the Israelis to save his Yazidi/Kurdish family who fled to the mountains with other Kurdish refugees where they are dying of starvation and thirst. Tragic and heartbreaking!!!! http://www.timesofisrael.com/from-jerusalem-a-desperate-yazidi-father-pleads-for-help/

Posted by: sue fuller at August 08, 2014 09:35 AM

6 What's sad is that the slaughter over there didn't have to happen in the first place.

Guess our president is finding out that this whole being president thing is harder than he thought.

What an incompetent moron. He's one of those idealists that has to learn the hard way that is schema of the world isn't accurate. Unfortunately, thousands of people have had to die because of his ignorance and naivety.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at August 08, 2014 10:06 AM

7 At least the President is now on record having protected Americans from incoming fire by targeting those launching the attacks.. How come Israel is not allowed to do that?

Posted by: President Not Sure at August 08, 2014 11:18 AM

8 Saw a stupid TV movie. Pacifist "smart diplomacy" leader speaking to a warlord that; "he was positive they could talk and resolve their differences."

Next scene: Warlord is walking towards and past pacifist leader and without slowing down, the guys head is bouncing on the floor behind the warlord.

Posted by: Kafiroon at August 08, 2014 11:20 AM

9 Yeah, that smart diplomacist sounds like our president....

Posted by: Draki at August 08, 2014 11:27 AM

10 Send some troops into Iraq with all "rules of engagement" dropped. Only same rules that our troops had in WW2.

Posted by: capner at August 08, 2014 12:21 PM

Posted by: Hangdog at August 08, 2014 12:50 PM

12 @10

Rule? You mean rule #1 : WIN?

Never happen.

Posted by: Hangdog at August 08, 2014 12:52 PM

13 ISIS was created by the House of Saud with CIA training.

It went frankenstein on them, and attacked Iraq instead of Assad.

Obama always picks wonderful people as "allies".

Posted by: Kristophr at August 08, 2014 03:02 PM

14 Should have let the Nazis have the middle east and africa, let them clean it up and come back to take care of the nazis.

Posted by: Phil at August 08, 2014 03:26 PM

15 Bush cheney and the neo-cons started it send them over their to fight it out with isis . Iraq arabic for vietnam even the cambodian killing fields!

Posted by: captain*arizona at August 08, 2014 05:35 PM

16 Somewhere on a Golf course Obama is saying, "But, But, But I thought I was bombing Ebola, not Erbil!"

Posted by: obsidian at August 08, 2014 06:26 PM

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