Re: Putin and Assad just blinked.
posted at 9/25/2014 5:18 PM EDT
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to StalkingButler's comment:
I didn't even hear the name "ISIS" until this year.
True. However, we were concerned about the groups that went on to form ISIS. President has to have some responsibility here in having supported some of these groups in the past as well as his role in creating the power vacuum in Iraq that ISIS has so willingly filled.
Think for yourself, question authority.
ISIS is comprised of angry Sunnis and mercenaries. The Obama administration didn't install a government in Iraq that was hostile toward Sunnis. And the Obama administration didn't pay mercenaries to fight for Iraq. The Bush admin did both.
I know you're sick of hearing blame for Bush, but it's where it belongs. You can be sick of blaming the rain for you being wet, but that doesn't make it any less true.
What Obama did is:
pull out all our troops
refuse to negotiate a status of forces agreement
drew a red line
erased a red line
got confused and bombed Libya
blamed Benghazi on a video
turned Libya over to radical islamists
pushed out Mubarak
said the Muslim Brotherhood wan't a threat
then ushered them into power
Refused to fight the JV terrorists
let the JV beat up our varsity team and take their weapons
told Israel to stand down
Told the CIA to stand down
made reaching out to muslims the top goal of NASA
So, your are right. But, Bush didn't install Maliki. There was an election. remembers he purple fingers? Yah, that's what they do in countries that care about voter fraud.