Iraq

Obama on Iraq Airstrikes: 'This Is Going to Be a Long-Term Project'

Meet the new war, same as the old war?

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President Obama said on Saturday that the airstrikes and humanitarian assistance drops he ordered last week in Iraq could go on for months, preparing Americans for an extended military presence in the skies there as Iraq's leaders try to build a new government.

"I don't think we're going to solve this problem in weeks," Mr. Obama told reporters before leaving for a two-week golf-and-beach vacation on Martha's Vineyard. "This is going to be a long-term project."

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  1. Look, I’m not going to sugar coat this…

  2. If you want to have a wedding party in Iraq you’d better have it before the air war is fully cranked up. American bombers only blow up wedding parties but under this administration you won’t even get the consolation of a mention of your obliteration on NPR.

  3. We need to put boots on the ground and wipe these scum bags out. They’re fucking degenerate like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Oh wait, they’re very similar to the Nazis and the Khmer Rouge.

  4. Just you wait, the anti-war activists on the left are going to dust off those “No Blood For Oil” signs and protest the shit out of this.

    If “Bush Lied, People Died” because of an Arab dictator bragging about his WMD capability and ability to reach US targets, then surely a President re-engaging in a war he ran against to protect “American interests” in Iraq from a terrorist organization who hasn’t even claimed to have any interest in attacking us, much less any capability, would be worth some serious protesting, right?

    Otherwise, one might be led to believe that all that protesting was motivated by something other than a genuine concern over an aggressive US foreign policy, something perhaps more crass than a desire for peace or even simply a reluctance to waste American blood and treasure in nation-building. So I’m sure we’ll start to hear full-throated protests from Code Pink and so forth. Any minute now.

    Any…minute…now…

  5. “This ought to distract them from all the domestic policy scandals.” Says a relieved Obama.

  6. Woo! Mission Accomplished!

    All right. Time for a new “mission”.

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