September 1, 2014

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Militants take over more Iraq border areas

A fighter with the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in central northern city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday. (AP Photo)

A fighter with the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, to a driver in central northern city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday. (AP Photo)

BAGHDAD — Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.

The latest military victories — including two border posts captured Sunday, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria — considerably expanded territory under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, just two weeks after the al-Qaida breakaway group began swallowing up chunks of northern Iraq, heightening pressure on al-Maliki to step aside.

The lightning offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria takes the group closer to its dream of carving out an Islamic state straddling both Syria and Iraq. Moreover, controlling the borders with Syria will help it supply fellow fighters there with weaponry looted from Iraqi warehouses, significantly reinforcing its ability to battle beleaguered Syrian government forces.

If the Sunni insurgents succeed in their quest to secure an enclave, they could further unsettle the already volatile Middle East and serve as a magnet for Jihadists from around the world — much like al-Qaida attracted extremists in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama, in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” aired Sunday, warned that the Islamic State could grow in power and destabilize the region. Washington, he said, must remain “vigilant” but would not “play whack-a-mole and send U.S. troops … wherever these organizations pop up.”

Secretary of State John Kerry, in the Jordanian capital on Sunday, also weighed in. The Islamic State, he warned, is a “threat not only to Iraq, but to the entire region.”

The U.S. is looking for ways to work with Middle Eastern nations, most of them led by Sunni governments, to curb the Sunni militant group’s growth. Officials in the United States and the Middle East have suggested privately that al-Maliki must leave office before Iraq’s Sunnis will believe that their complaints of marginalization by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad will be addressed.

Al-Maliki, in office since 2006, has shown no sign he is willing to step down. However, he has been uncharacteristically silent since Obama and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric both urged the prime minister last week to form an inclusive government that promotes the interests of all of Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups.

Iraq’s newly elected parliament must meet by June 30, when it will elect a speaker and a new president, who, in turn, will ask the leader who enjoys the support of a simple majority in the 328-seat chamber to form a new government. Al-Maliki’s State of the Law won 92 seats, more than any other group but not enough to form a government.

The militants’ stunning battlefield successes in the north and the west of Iraq have laid bare the inadequacies of the country’s U.S.-trained forces and their inability to defend the rapidly shrinking territory they hold. In the north, troops fled in the face of the advancing militants, abandoning their weapons, vehicles and other equipment. In some cases in the west, they pulled out either when the militants approached or when they heard of other towns falling.

  • SniperFire

    Barack Hussein will soon have his caliphate!

    • B4CE

      Wait, huh? What happened to Bush’s ” Mission Accomplished” aircraft photo op? Didn’t Bush sign the treaty that assured all American troops would withdraw by 2011?
      I have to agree with Cheney on this one, never has a President been so wrong at the expense of so many! Now Obama is left to deal with Bush’s ill conceived and poorly executed rush to war

      • SniperFire

        ‘What happened to Bush’s ” Mission Accomplished” aircraft photo op? ‘

        That mission was accomplished. Perhaps you are a lying Leftist that attempts to pretend it meant something else?

        • TruthWhisperer

          you might want to watch his speech again and get prepared to be painfully embarrassed.

          Do you even Reality Bro?

      • SniperFire

        ‘ Didn’t Bush sign the treaty that assured all American troops would withdraw by 2011? ‘

        No. You aren’t bright, nor informed. LOL

        • B4CE

          Status of Forces Agreement signed in Oct ’08 by George Bush. In fact, you Cons were PO’d that Obama didn’t give credit to Bush for signing the treaty when he announced the withdraw of troops from Iraq.
          If you can’t even concede to basic fact, how in the world are we supposed to take anything else you say seriously?
          Smack away, but truth,facts, and history are not on your side

          • SniperFire

            ‘Status of Forces Agreement signed in Oct ’08 by George Bush.’

            Now here is your chance to stop looking like a moron. Was withdrawl agreement based on the security of the nation? Yes or No? LOL

          • B4CE

            That’s why you Cons were up in arms when Obama didn’t give Bush credit for negotiating the treaty?
            Once again I’ll have to give Cheney credit where credit is due, he knew that removing saddam Hussein would result in massive fighting between Sunni – Shiite ,, unfortunately he said that in ’91, before he realized how much money he could make for Haliburton in 03

          • SniperFire

            Can’t answer a yes or no question. Looks the fool.

            LOL

          • B4CE

            You won’t even admit that Bush signed the treaty that Obama abided by. The only fool here is you for trying to defend this debacle of an unnecessary war that Bush started before he captured Osama ” dead or alive”… Or was he really not that concerned with th man? Can’t remember which statement he made first.
            In Bush’s own words, “Mission Accomplished” in making yourself look like a fool

          • golfingirl

            The same old stuff over and over again. Get over it and move on.

            I don’t like war anymore than you, but we were there, it was “stable” and now it is a mess.

            Why did Obama not listen to his own generals? Men who have made a career out of defending our country?

            Why did Obama think he knew better than them? Was it his experience as a community organizer in Chicago?

            When Bush left office, gas was $1.86 per gallon. But we heard over and over again about his
            “oil buddies.”

            Maybe Obama needs to find some “oil buddies!”

          • TruthWhisperer

            Maybe he just kills our enemy’s without invading the wrong country?

            MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

          • TruthWhisperer

            When Bush left office, gas was $1.86 per gallon on the very last day.

            YAWN! When George Bush was president gasoline was as high as $5 a gallon here in California, so what exactly is your point. Gas prices will probably never be $1.86 a gallon again since we are running of oil, what we have is getting harder and harder to get and emerging economies in India and China are demanding more and more petroleum products. Time for you to get into the twenty-first century. Your nineteenth century thinking just isn’t going to serve you well any more!

            Facts, you lose again.

            You guys make this way too easy.

          • golfingirl

            So you are from the People’s Republic of California.

            That explains it all.

            Have a great day!

          • B4CE

            I find it very telling that over 4,000 of our men and women died in this unnecessary war and you are concerned with the price of gas. Sorry about the inconvenience!
            These men and women have their lives and you contributed ? A nice tee shot?
            At least you have something in common w “Duhbya”

        • TruthWhisperer

          Didnt Bush enact Temp Tax cuts that were supposed to expire?

          Yes Or No LOL

          • HankKwah

            On Jan. 1, 2013, Congress passed and Obama signed a law permanently extending the Bush-era rates on incomes below $450,000 for families and $400,000 for individuals.

            So obama made them permanent with Congressional approval?

            Yes Or No

            LMAO

            Go make yourself useful and fish the debris from Japan’s nuclear plant out of the Pacific, hmmm? You’re obviously getting your backside kicked here.

          • TruthWhisperer

            You missed the original Ad Hominem that was used and missed the point completely.

            Re-read and try again

            Thanks Hank!

          • HankKwah

            Don’t have to. Nailed you to the tree again.

            Keep on lying and denying, that’s all you’re good for.

            Just like the rest of the liberals you worship.

            So, tell us, what happened to your other account? That one got banned, too? How many does that make for YOU? 4? 5?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Dont have to re-read? Case closed and you lose!!

            PS. Not a single account has been banned because I only have one.

            Your leader Sissy Delishy on the other hand, Thats a different story.

            Got any of those facts to add or you just another panty wound Conservative that only complains?

            What exactly did you nail to a tree? Namecalling?

            you must be a big big girl!

            Thanks Hank!

          • HankKwah

            Lying and Denying, you’re a pro at it.

            You’ve been around a lot longer than 6 days. Maybe not on THIS account, but this is another incarnation of you. Tell us what they told you when you got banned the first time. And the second. Third and fourth??

            I. Nailed. YOU. to the tree. Your comprehension IS at a second grade level. You should have that checked out.

            You’re the only one that loses until you start responding to everyone else’s questions.

            Until then, you’re the Liar and Denier.
            TruthWhisperer? LMAO You would need to KNOW what the truth is before you could whisper it. We’ve all beat your backside with the truth, and yet you still babble on.

            Thanks for tryin’, though. Next, please.

          • Starryeyes63

            I would have to agree since his babble has been around a while but this account is only about 5 days old and other does not match up. Be careful you will be accused of being one of us……….

          • HankKwah

            There are much worse things in the world than being accused of being one of you. I could be accused of being TW, or B4, or one of those donkey-trolls.

          • Starryeyes63

            Point made LOL =D

        • TruthWhisperer

          Cant answer yes or no? LOL

      • SniperFire

        ‘ Now Obama is left to deal with Bush’s ill conceived and poorly executed rush to war’

        LOL. Keep trying to make it up, and keep getting smacked around. Biden even pronounced Obama’s ‘victory’ in Iraq as one of his ‘greatest achievements. ‘

        • TruthWhisperer

          uhhh did you forget who killed Osama Bin Laden, and he didnt even have to invade the wrong country hahahahaha

          But please dont let facts get in the way of your cheering for America’s collapse.

          Cruz/Palin 2016 – Backwards together!

          • golfingirl

            Killed one, released 5.

            Looks like the score is 1 to 5 in the bottom of the ninth.

            And the Pakistani physician who gave up Bin Laden’s location is sitting and wasting in a prison cell in Pakistan.

            Thank you for all your help. I am sure this type of treatment by the Administration will lead to more information on other terrorist.

            Can’t even get this hero released. Why is that?

          • Starryeyes63

            we forget “ignore” lol

          • golfingirl

            You are correct. I did not even notice who I replied to.

            But since I am you, and you are me, I am not sure who replied to who?

            Am I replying to myself again?

          • Starryeyes63

            I know I did it too. SMH

          • TruthWhisperer

            Well you got to be careful when you are doing all that logging in and out. If you can’t keep track of who you respond to what else do you think you are forgetting?

            Would you like me to think for you instead of Sis Delish?

            I can tell you who to ignore and what not, You all agreed such a meeting has already happened.

            Too easy

          • Smira29595

            And we are doing it with record speed.

          • Starryeyes63

            LMAO

          • golfingirl

            Did I just write that response? I forgot, I am also Smira.

          • Starryeyes63

            Yes LOL

          • TruthWhisperer

            yep just like Sis Delish did.

            oooohhhhh BURN!!!

          • TruthWhisperer

            You all ignore reality a lot so that shouldnt be too difficult.

            Did you guys have a meeting and wait for Sis Delish to tell you what to do?

            We forget LOL

          • golfingirl

            No, I am Sis Delish also…..remember?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Hey your team is the one that got caught cheating.

            How’s that ignore thingy going for you all?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Aw did you guys have another tea party about who yo forgot to ignore?

            Thats one way of dealing with the facts isnt it?

          • TruthWhisperer

            really you think the score is 1 to 5?

            Thats what your 165 IQ comes up with?

            Say you ready to go to Iraq to defend what you believe or you just gonna sit in a dark room with your pale skin and be an arm chair patriot?

            Because as of now thats all you are sweet heart.

          • Starryeyes63

            Been there Done that

          • TruthWhisperer

            yeah with your other account haha

            Say when you going to fight this war that you support? You got some kids we can sacrifice for your ideals right?

            Lets hook em up!

          • Pablo Jones

            Who killed Osama Bin Laden?

          • TruthWhisperer

            George W Bush! You should know that you commie, Marxist, Socialist LOL

          • Pablo Jones

            And who ordered the killing of Black African teenage boys?

          • Bill Love

            i give him credit for green lighting us to go get him but bush had as much to do with killing bin laden as obama does. mabe if everyone worked together instead of fight our country wont be in this mess

          • TruthWhisperer

            Especially when W failed America and allowed the US to be attacked as he choked on the words of my pet goat.

            Am I right? :-)

          • Bill Love

            so its bushs fault we got attack not that clinton didnt take the bin laden threat serious or the fact that the C.I.A AND F.B.I and others never shared info to each other something bush fixed when he got in office. you are a smart person but learn to be more open mined for the truth then your political party. because no matter who you vote for they both need to work together or we are screwed

          • HankKwah

            uhhh did you forget who killed Osama Bin Laden…

            LMAO

            Seal Team Six.

            You lose again, Liar and Denier. Where do you get your information??? Wow. And you call yourself informed??

          • TruthWhisperer

            Did you forget who gave the order to go into Pakistan?

            OHHHHHH BURN!!!!

            Good job Hank!

            You make it look too easy making fun of all of you :-)

          • HankKwah

            Took you THAT long to reply?

            obama didn’t pull the trigger, so your whole point is moot. Bush put everything together, obama just happened to have the misfortune of occupying the White House at the time.

            Go ahead and beat your chest and say you won. Go ahead. Deep down, both of us know that you did not. And as long as obama is in the White House, no one else can, either.

            Congrats on bolstering the fact that liberals don’t know nothin’ about nothin’.

          • Smira29595

            ” OHHH Burn” sounds like my kids when they were in GRADE school. Just another immature liberal.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Just another Liberal that is correct.

            Remember the liberals that fought to allow you to vote?

            you are welcome Smira

            Class dismissed :-)

          • Smira29595

            In 1919 when the 19th Ammendment was Ratified by the states passed by the 65th congress under Republican control. ( Both House & Senate) TRY AGAIN. It was OUT OF Wison’s hand. Senate Vote: Vote in Detail.( for ratification)

            The roll call on the amendment follows:

            FOR ADOPTION – 56.

            Republicans – 36.

            Capper, Cummins, Curtis, Edge, Elkins, Fall, Fernald, France, Frelinghuysen, Gronna, Hale, Harding, Johnson, (Cal.,) Jones, (Wash.,) Kellogg, Kenyon, Kayes, La Follette, Lenroot, McCormick, McCumber, McNaty, Nelson, New, Newberry, Norris, Page, Phipps, Poindexter, Sherman, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Sutherland, Warren, Watson.

            Democrats – 20.

            Ashurst, Chamberlain, Culberson, Harris, Henderson, Jones, (N. M.,) Kenrick, Kirby, McKellar, Myers, Nugent, Phelan, Pittman, Ransdell, Shepard, Smith, (Ariz.,) Stanley, Thomas, Walsh, (Mass.,) Walsh, (Mon.)

            AGAINST ADOPTION – 25.

            Republicans – 8.

            Borah, Brandegee, Dillingham, Knox, Lodge, McLean, Moses, Wadsworth.

            Democrats – 17.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Sure,

          • Smira29595

            NY Times aka The liberal bible…..http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1920womensvote.html

          • HankKwah

            Notice how he HATES facts? Can’t understand ‘em. Doesn’t know how to use ‘em. He’s just a waste of space and resources. Sorry I’m so late to respond but I came back here because of one of his comments (after 5 days!!) and saw what you wrote. Great job!

          • Smira29595

            No problem Thnaks

          • Smira29595

            See ya ignored getting schooled..

          • TruthWhisperer

            what? Copying and pasting is getting schooled?

            Thats called laughable

            Stay in school kiddo!

            You need it :-)

          • Smira29595

            I copy & pasted because if I would have told your ignorant A*** dummycrats blocked womens voting & it only passed with republican Majority. you would have called me a liar. BUT you are the one rewriting history.

          • Starryeyes63

            Pay no attention to the idiots revisionist history…………

          • TruthWhisperer

            Just another pale skinned Baby Boomer that is responsible for the decline of an entire civilization as they hide in their basement being an Arm Chair patriot.

            Maybe you should ask you leader sus delish if you can respond or not hahahahaha

            Otherwise you are not doing what you agreed to do .

            Take your orders sweetie :-)

          • Smira29595

            How about you stick to playin “Call of Duty” in mommy’s Basement. And leave protecting the country to the adults…. Smira~~USAF Ret SMSgt.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Dont worry I have what it takes

            PS Air force is for little girls afraid to actually fight like a man.

            BUUURNSKI!!!

          • Smira29595

            well since I’m a gurl………… Prooved you wron on voting still

          • TruthWhisperer

            uhh what? A girl or an overweight obese female with pale translucent skin that you can see your veins through because all you do is hide in the shadows.

            Thanks Smella I really appreciate you taking time out of your life to look even more ignorant than you are.

            Dad

          • TruthWhisperer

            Bush put everything together?

            HHAHAHAHAHAHAH

            Yeah W put 3WTC’s in the ground and our real President authorized seal team 6 to enter Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden

            Thanks Hank!

            Bush put everything together hahaha what 4 years after he was booted out he killed Osama Bin Laden

            yeah thats funny!

            BUUUUUUURRRRNNNNNNNNN!!!

            Stay in school Hank, You truly need it :-)

          • HankKwah

            Now you’re just making stuff up.

            Kinda like obama does.

            Stick to what you know. Which means, you should probably shut up, cuz you ain’t shown anyone here a thing.

            It’s just a matter of time before you get booted again, troll. Do us all a favor and stop wasting everyone’s time.

          • TruthWhisperer

            “Obama just happened to have the misfortune of occupying the White House at the time.”

            Well he was already President for years so thats what happens when you get the right man in the house.

            Otherwise you end up like W, * years of striking out while invading the wrong country and still had nothing to show for it.

            Obama just nailed the leader of Benghazi as well.

            Strange Obama kills those that attacks America and W did nothing at all except lose wars and ruin America

            Whats wrong? facts got your tongue haha

            Thanks Hank, Facts win and you lose… Again!

          • HankKwah

            Well he was already President for years so thats what happens …

            Then maybe he needs to take ownership of the mess he made. Ya think?? He’s been president and he hasn’t fixed a thing, or hadn’t you noticed?

            Yea, smoke that, troll.

          • TruthWhisperer

            ooohhh you must feel really smart.

            Look at all that name calling and lack of facts.

            hows your alternate reality working for you?

            Have you achieved everything you want? like sitting on this web site all day???

            I have a great life too bad you cant obtain the same.

            THANKS HANK!

          • HankKwah

            Thought you were gonna nap.

            Take as long as you want with that nap. No one missed you. No one ever does.

            And more blahblahblah. You should’ve stayed gone. Things were nice around here.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Yes, Sorry it takes me so long to reply, as you can see I have a life and do not live here like you and your ‘friends’

            Just think of me like the WMD’s that Iraq had.

            maybe they are there but everyone knows they are not

            Your Daddy

    • Tom

      Please continue watching FauxNews wearing your tinfoil hat. Your misinformed ignorance is giving me palpitations. We get it, you’re a Bush nut-hugger. You’re right, he never did anything wrong and he was the best president since Lincoln. Talk about LOL.

      • SniperFire

        Tommy does not want to talk about B. Hussein’s caliphate.

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL

        • Tom

          That’s because there’s nothing to talk about. Caliphate must be papa o’reily’s word of the week on FoxNews.

          • SniperFire

            LOL. Sometimes this is just. too. easy:

            ‘The new Sunni Islamist caliphate of Iraq’

            http://www.dawn.com/news/1114501/the-new-sunni-islamist-caliphate-of-iraq

            I can provide you with hundreds more stories on Obama’s dream Caliphate should you need them. I’m here to help!

          • TruthWhisperer

            Please do provide examples.

            Cant wait to see them, Just make sure they are part of public record and expert testimony otherwise your breitbart articles are nothing more than toilet paper.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still no examples?

            Thought so.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still no examples?

            I see.

  • Fred Garvin

    As Colin Powell once said in 2003.” If you break Iraq, you own it.”

    • SniperFire

      Yes. Read his comments about it. When you invade a nation and topple a government, you must set a new one up and make sure it is working before you leave. Obama didn’t get the memo. Epic Fail.

      • TruthWhisperer

        New Government was set up by W if you recall. We left billions in infrastructure there to help them.

        Selective amnesia has got the best of you again

        • SniperFire

          ‘New Government was set up by W if you recall.’

          Correct. Here’s your chance to stop looking like a fool.

          Did B. Hussein leave it and let it collapse? Yes or No?

          • TruthWhisperer

            Nope, Do you even pay attention to reality or just cheer for the failure of America?

          • B4CE

            No, Bush set up the collapse when he disbanded the Iraqi army, nice try

          • SniperFire

            ‘NO”

            Rolling on the floor, laughing my considerable derriere off!

          • TruthWhisperer

            Theres that Cognitive Dissonance again.

            Go ahead google it :-)

          • TruthWhisperer

            The wrong side of you is the right side of history.

            You lost by a landslide and will lose by another landslide.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Still no answer, Funny I play the Yes or No game but when its your turn a bunch of tumbleweed rolls by.

            Same as when it was your time to serve, You were a no show but lets keep that rah rah rah for more War right?

            As long as you get to hide in the shadows.

            Thanks for proving my point

  • SniperFire

    ‘“It’s harder to end a war than begin one. Indeed, everything that American troops have done in Iraq -– all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training and the partnering -– all of it has led to this moment of success. Now, Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many challenges ahead. But we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations.”

    - B. Hussein

  • TruthWhisperer

    The Cognitive Dissonance is extremely heavy here.

    Just read the comments lol

    • SniperFire

      ‘“And we remember the end of our combat mission and the emergence of a new dawn -– the precision of our efforts against al Qaeda in Iraq, the professionalism of the training of Iraqi security forces, and the steady drawdown of our forces. In handing over responsibility to the Iraqis, you preserved the gains of the last four years and made this day possible.”

      - B. Hussein

      • Starryeyes63

        Don’t bother…. No matter what you say you will be wrong. Besides according to TW we are all one in the same. LOL

        • TruthWhisperer

          I seen you spent all of this beautiful weekend on here complaining. I feel sorry for you because it was a wonderful weekend and all you did was belly ache on a weak website. Im guessing by your political views you are a baby boomer and by the amount of time you spend on this site your skin is white and pasty from never seeing light.

          Do you need a friend because it seems like you are painfully lonely and I feel sorry for you.

          • SniperFire

            ‘I seen you spent all of this beautiful weekend on here complaining’

            I seen you have a second grade education.

          • Starryeyes63

            And what I do with my time is my business =D Just for the record though I enjoyed the beautiful week end.

          • TruthWhisperer

            I can tell by your numerous responses that you spent minimal time outside but rather harping into a circle jerk of your little friends.

            It must be lonely fighting here on this website and being so wrong that a member of your circle has to create fake accounts to feed your lonely little ego.

            I’m sorry I broke you all in half so quick I thought it would be a challenge but being a second grader it was pretty easy :-)

          • Starryeyes63

            TW are you stalking me??? You must be. Not that it is any of your business but I care for a husband who has limited mobility. I take care of my responsibilities. NOW all you have to contribute is bashing I feel sorry for ,you are an angry LITTLE man. Grow up. (BTW I know I responded to my self) Trying to stay out of your drama.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Sucks when you get caught cheating doesnt it?

            Say when you gonna fight for this war that you support?

            This little man breaks your circle,

            Just imagine what I’ll get done in the 3rd grade :-)

          • Starryeyes63

            Will TRY again since can’t comprehend. BEEN THERE DID THAT, A FEW TIMES.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Were not talking about what you did to the Basketball team you did a few times.

            Sorry you are so lonely and all you have is this website and your group of ‘friends’ that uses multi accounts because of the lack of people that support your skewed views of reality.

            Do you need a friend? Skin getting so white that its translucent from all the hiding in the shadows?

            Sorry you are so alone…

          • TruthWhisperer

            Yeah a second grader broke you and your circle in half by showing you are a coward and hides behind fake accounts.

            So whats that make you?

  • golfingirl

    If this is going to be our foreign policy moving forward, I suggest we begin digging the Keystone Pipeline, fracking in federal lands and permit drilling off-shore immediately.

    Energy is a matter of National Security and now a bunch of terrorists will be dictating the price of energy in the U.S.

    The “middle-class” and “poor,” which Obama claims he is here to help, are the very ones being hurt the most.

    Gas is over $4.00 per gallon this weekend and obviously heading higher. The “wealthy” will just keep paying it. The others will again be left with struggling to pay.

    • Smira29595

      Yes another case of the global warming, jet setting, liberals. They don’t care. Let the little guy rot. on the bright side 4/5 of our “personalities” is here. LOL

      • golfingirl

        Did I write that, or did you……laughing.

        It is so confusing being 5 people at the same time.

        • Starryeyes63

          It is hard to keep track LMAO

          • TruthWhisperer

            It is isnt it? LOL

        • Starryeyes63

          OH BTW this is the new TW wonder what happened to the old?????

  • golfingirl

    Bush did not offer any timetable, but said only that the commanders of the troops in Iraq had the ability to ask for whatever force they needed.

    Bush and Donald Rumsfeld both said that they were using the number of troops asked for by the general staff.

    Difference is, Obama and his staff ignored their war generals’ recommendations on what was needed to maintain peace. He had a political promise to keep, and put politics before reason.

    This administration was again caught “asleep at the switch.” Regardless of whether we should have ever gotten involved, at this point, using Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s words….”What difference does it make?”

    We were there, should have stayed there with a reasonable sized force to maintain stability, as General Petreaus advised, and things would be different today.

    • Starryeyes63

      Facts really make no difference to the Bush haters.

      • golfingirl

        I was never a huge Bush fan myself. I think he is an incredible American, but has made some errors. His patriotism cannot be questioned.

        I follow principles, not people. I will be the first to chastise any politician from any party, if I feel they are exhibiting poor judgement.

        Point is, the foreign policy under the Obama Administration has been reckless and absent. They continually state they know nothing and learn a lot of what they know from “watching the news.” (Obama’s own words.) How can this be?

        I cannot think of a single country, friend or foe, who the U.S. has a better relationship with now, then when Obama took office.

        Can anyone else think of one…..I am open to hear your opinions.

      • TruthWhisperer

        Budgets and surplus make no difference to W lovers.

        • Bill Love

          keeping what you earn means nothing to Obama lovers

          • TruthWhisperer

            Is that why the DJIA has doubled under your Presidents tenure?

            Last time it doubled was under Clinton, you know since you are talking about earnings and all.

            But please dont let facts get in the way.

            Take care

          • HankKwah

            So you dodged Bill’s comment by making another comment unrelated to his topic. Again.

            Please, don’t let facts get in the way of your “mission”.

          • golfingirl

            Though Obama had nothing to do with the DJIA, no president ever does, it is the Fed policies which impact it, I am so happy it “doubled.”

            Those with money made a lot more. Those without money to invest, just lost more ground to the “rich” and the “wealth gap” widened.

            Obama claims to be for the poor and the middle-class, but the wealth gap has widened under his administration more than under any president.

            Thank you Mr. President.

            He has even failed in his attempts to be a socialist…..laughing.

          • Bill Love

            thats not what im talking about our president taxes me more to pay for welfare programs then i have ever been taxed. those are the facts. and have a nice day

  • SniperFire
    • TruthWhisperer

      Good, We are not the police of the world.

      Remember when you said that?

      • SniperFire

        ‘Remember when you said that?’

        Not me. You display your abject ignorance, once again.

        LOL

        • TruthWhisperer

          So go to war and prove me wrong, Or are you just going to sit inside and arm chair patriot?

          Looks like you got your wanna be camo on but yet you hide in the shadows like a coward.

          Show them who is boss. Fight for the war you support. We could use a couple of your kids too

          Ready to send them off?

          Yes or no?

        • TruthWhisperer

          No response, Typical Conservative with kung fu camo is typical./

          When its time for them to fight they turn into cowards.

  • Phil Blank

    If they don’t want them to go to school, how do they expect them to read the Quran?

  • Phil Blank

    June 22, 2014, Sunday,

    Time magazine has a good news story on this today and references the New York Time article.

    “Iraqi Official: Sunni Insurgents, Baathists Fighting One Another”

    Here is the problem:

    We can’t bomb anybody.

    During the Iraq war we killed the Kurds too.

    Now, the people who were killing us, are now fighting ISIS who seems to be killing everybody.

    Who the do we bomb?

    Do we now help those who were killing us during the war?
    Do we help ISIS? 
    Or do we help the Kurds?

    We sent 275 in for the Embassy, now anther 300 who we were told were advsors, but now today news tells us that they are training our killers.

    The whole dam thing is a F’ up mess and we should stay the hell out of it.

    June 22, 2014, Sunday,

    Time Magazine has a good news story on this today and references the New York Time article.

    “Iraqi Official: Sunni Insurgents, Baathists Fighting One Another”

    Here is the problem:

    We can’t bomb anybody.

    During the Iraq war we killed the Kurds too.

    Now, the people who were killing us, are now fighting ISIS who seems to be killing everybody.

    Who the do we bomb?

    Do we now help those who were killing us during the war?
    Do we help ISIS? 
    Or do we help the Kurds?

    We sent 275 in for the Embassy, now anther 300 who we were told were advsors, but now today news tells us that they are training our killers.

    The whole dam thing is a F’ up mess and we should stay the hell out of it.

    • golfingirl

      No, we help ourselves through energy independence. Screw the environmentalists!

      They are a bunch of cockroaches, moving from one garbage can to another.

      Put the U.S first!

      • TruthWhisperer

        Thats the answer of someone with an IQ of 165?

        I call BS

  • SniperFire

    OOPS…..

    ‘The president told an audience of soldiers at Fort Bragg that the final pullout from Iraq after nearly nine years of war is a “historic” moment and that the country they leave behind is “an extraordinary achievement”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/14/barack-obama-iraq-war-success

    Heckuva job, Hussein!

    • golfingirl

      An “extraordinary political achievement.”

      It was a campaign promise, which he intended to keep, regardless of the consequences.

      Looks like the women will once again be raped, tortured and killed. Where are all the “compassionate” liberals on this one?

      Didn’t Hillary state, on behalf of the administration, they would never abandon them?

    • TruthWhisperer

      It is, too many people died from a pointless war that son couldnt even finish for daddy.

      But your President Obama solved it.

      Not bad for an illegal immigrant from Kenya considering White Boy’s W got smacked down on the world stage.

      Thanks for pointing that out.

      Say when are you going to fight the war you support?

      I see you got your kung fu camo on so what are you waiting for?

      • SniperFire

        ‘But your President Obama solved it.’

        OMG. ROTFLMAO

        • TruthWhisperer

          He is your President, Cant even admit that can you?

          Quick better respond with a LMAOROTFL that will make you right

          • HankKwah

            ‘But your President Obama solved it.’

            Then why are we going back??

            Oh! Quick!! Blame Bush!!!

            Right, oh most unintelligent west coast liberal with the negative IQ?

  • TruthWhisperer

    Ever wonder why Golf n Girl, Sis Delish, Starry Eyes and Sniper Fire dont go fight the way they support?

    Most of them have wanna be camo gear in their profile pic but never stepped foot out of the green zone.

    Whats holdin you all back? Go fight that war you support!

    Or are you just a bunch of cowards from the peanut gallery?

    I fought when are you going???

    • Starryeyes63

      Sorry I spent 20 years in uniform, as did my husband. WRONG AGAIN

      • SniperFire

        LieWhisperer wants to talk about ANYTHING other than B. Hussein’s abject Mideast failures.

        • Starryeyes63

          I know. And Both Husband and I served in more than 1 combat zone. He was 69-92, Me 83-2004 Not hard to figure out.

          • TruthWhisperer

            Good, looks like its time to go back and fix what you broke

            What are you waiting for? Are you too old and the world is evolving at a pace you cant keep up with and now you are an out of date baby boomer that doesn’t even recognize the world you helped create.

            we live on and you grow old and fade away

            Adios!

    • Smira29595

      Playing “Call of Duty” on your X box does not count.

      • Starryeyes63

        LMAO

  • SniperFire

    One thing should be painfully evident to even B. Hussein’s most ardent apologists.

    Dude couldn’t run a Bake Sale.

    • Starryeyes63

      or a Girl Scout Troup, little alone what used to be the world’s best military.

    • TruthWhisperer

      Yeah he just kills those that attack America without invading the wrong country.

      • HankKwah

        Yeah he just kills those that attack America without invading the wrong country.

        …..and without due process.

        • TruthWhisperer

          thats the best you got?

          thanks hank!

          • HankKwah

            Hurts when someone else nails you, doesn’t it?

            Just brush it off like it missed. Too bad. LOL

  • golfingirl

    How can an unnamed person make over 30 posts on this article and say absolutely nothing……laughing.

    Even all “five of me” can’t make that many.

    I have to log out now, who should I be next?

    • Starryeyes63

      You are right I swear in 4 days I have had 30 responses myself. BTW did you ever check out the Bersa 1911???

      • golfingirl

        No, I have a safe full of handguns already.

        I only shoot in the winter months, so may look into one this fall.

        I am actually thinking of “downsizing” my collection.

        I have my favorites and may just keep a few.

        (S&W 1911sc in .45; Sig 226 9mm.; Sig P938 are among my favorites)

        • Starryeyes63

          You know we were accused of being “Baby Boomers” I for am. I am trying to figure out what is so bad about that. We were raised by the “Greatest Generation” Our parents were more interested in parenting than being our “friend” . If our parents didn’t live through the “Great Depression” our Grandparents sure did. And they did it without welfare. We were taught to be self sufficient and not rely on others. We were also taught to take responsibility for actions. What is wrong with that?

          • golfingirl

            You mean you did it on your own? How dare you!

            I grew up poor, and swore my kids would not, and they haven’t.

            You are only entitled to what you earn; nothing more.

            This is the most valuable lesson any child can learn.

          • Starryeyes63

            I know what ya mean NO silver spoon here. Dad was a machinist mom a homemaker. I tried to teach mine the same. Out of 6 kids hubby & have none are in jail and are all out on their own. Even the youngest who is Autism spectrum, (high functioning) but I never let him use it as a crutch.

        • Starryeyes63

          And I can relate to the safe full. The Bersa is just a nice carry weapon. Not much bigger than the Carr Carry .45ACP

      • golfingirl

        I made the mistake of responding to one of his posts, by accidentally. I hit send before I realized who it was from.

        Since that time, I have been inundated with his garbage. Never argues the point, only the person.

        Interesting that when my name was being used, with the exception of the additional of another “g,” the CT confirmed who was doing it and that they were also posting under several other names, using the same IP Address.

        Time to go back to “ignore mode”……laughing.

    • TruthWhisperer

      You might want to ask Sis Delish about it, She admitted to using multi accounts after she was caught.

      Dont you listen to your leader and do what she says?

  • golfingirl

    Who really cares if the Mideast is on fire, the price of gas is going through the roof;, beef, fish, eggs and chicken have never been more expensive.

    Who cares if the IRS targets specific groups of Americans and loses emails.

    Who cares if the NSA spies on their own and Fast and Furious has killed 100′s.

    Who cares if the administration lied about the murder of an American Ambassador.

    Who cares if we trade a deserter for the top leaders of a group out to kill Americans.

    Who cares if Russia invades adjacent countries.

    Who cares if we have more oil under our country than the Mideast combined, but can’t get it out because of a bunch of enviormentalists.

    What difference does it make?

    Obama “caught” Osama Bin Laden and the DJIA doubled. That is all that matters. This has greatly improved the lives of middle-class Americans.

    Or has it?

    • golfingirl

      Wait, I have to log out and back in so I can respond to my own post, under a different name.

    • Starryeyes63

      Obama is part of seal team six???? The same ones that had their helicopter attacked killing most of them hmmmmm To bad he missed THAT flight.

    • Starryeyes63

      And who cares if 50,000+ children are pouring in on our Southern Border..

  • SniperFire

    Two years ago, Obama and his stoogies laughed at the idea of a ‘caliphate’ rising us as Obama put America in a fetal position as the World’s lone superpower.

    Watch idiot Rachael Maddow skewer Glenn Beck and Hannity for suggesting that which the Obama administration now openly admits to helping make inevitable:

    http://www.joelstrumpet.com/?p=6736

    Leftists are really idiots. And scumbags.

    • golfingirl

      But the DJIA doubled under Obama and he did kill Osama Bin Laden.

      What more do you want after only 5 years in office?

      More jobs, a better economy, lower food and gas prices?

      Next thing will be that you want to keep your own doctor, PERIOD!

      Be satisfied you greedy capitalist. How dare you question the King!

      • Starryeyes63

        Dang now we are arguing with our self LOLOL

  • golfingirl

    Probably just visiting Cleveland for the upcoming Gay Games.

    I wonder if he is a “precipatant,” ……I mean participant.

  • TruthWhisperer

    Still more than sitting on a computer being an Arm Chair Patriot like you and your Wal-Mart hags :-)

  • TruthWhisperer

    Yes indeed, It is the will of your Lord Savior Jesus Christ that he is your President Two times in a row! LOL

    Reject Obama and you reject the will of Christ.

  • TruthWhisperer

    Glad you know so much about me.

    Actually I’m a homeless vet who likes to prove you wrong on the internet then take a nap and wake up and do it again

    PS – Never been banned once never created a duplicate account.

    Thats what you girls do. I stand alone and prove you all wrong at once

    Thats why you resort to name calling because facts are on my side

    Excuse me while I go sleep on my stack of welfare checks

    THANKS HANKY!

  • Smira29595

    Call of Duty don’t count your as much a vet as my cat is.

  • HankKwah

    Blah. Blah. Blah. You’re back. Yay. 5 days later. You can lie all you want to whomever you want, doesn’t make a difference to me. Just don’t expect any of us to BELIEVE the BS you shovel. You can go to sleep in a grave for all I care. I couldn’t care less about you or what you claim your life is like. You’ve lied from Day One, and I’m sure you’re lying now. You have ZERO credibility around here. So……Do whatever you want.

  • TruthWhisperer

    Credibility? Have you read any of you and your ‘friends’ comments?

    You girls are like the mean girls in school, jealous and petty with zero accountability.

    Sitting all day on a website protecting moronism.

    THANKS HANK!

  • HankKwah

    Seriously, we voted and we don’t want you in our little “clique” of fun, smart people. So, go be by yourself. That would be best for everyone involved, including yourself.

  • TruthWhisperer

    its like the 13th grade for you isnt it?

    Mean little kids that grew up to be losers.

    Thanks SIS!

  • HankKwah

    Are you still here, blabbing away?

  • Smira29595

    And still has not had an intelligent thought………..