#1 White House Claims ‘Ending War In Iraq’ As Major Accomplishment by Eglman 11.06.2014 17:42


This week terrorists have taken over the cities of Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq. They already had taken control of Fallujah. The country is spiraling out of control, but that didn’t stop White House spokesman Josh Earnest from claiming that ending the Iraq war is one of the administration’s major accomplishments.

A reporter asked Earnest to name “two or three accomplishments” that Hillary Clinton and President Obama could claim from Obama’s first term: “Let’s start with what I think the president would describe as one of his most important national security priorities, which is ending the war in Iraq and winding down in a responsible fashion the war in Afghanistan,” Earnest said.

Earlier, Earnest condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack on Mosul. He noted that al-Qaida-linked forces “gained strength from the situation in Syria.” And he urged “Iraqis from all communities,” both Sunni, Shia and Kurd, to “work together to confront this common enemy and isolate these militant groups from the broader population.”

Earnest described the situation in Iraq as “extremely serious,” and he said the United States “will continue to stand with the Iraqi people and provide all necessary and appropriate assistance,” especially military assistance, to the Iraqi government.

Some of the U.S.-provided military equipment is now in the hands of the militants: “ISIL (Islamic militant) supporters posted photos on social media showing fighters next to Humvees and other U.S.-made military vehicles captured from Iraqi forces,” the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. “The video and photos appeared authentic,” AP said.

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The Telegraph just reported that things are as bad now in Iraq as they were in 2007. Follow the link for the latest developments.

The real foreign policy accomplishment of this administration is emboldening terrorists around the world.


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