|I don't care about 4.5 thousand patriot GIs, what do I care about 1.4 million civilians? (DK)|
|OO-RAH, woo-hoo, yes! We get to go back to kill a new generation of kids and Hajjis!|
|We Meant Well in Iraq (look inside)|
Obama is offering an update to U.S. operations in Iraq, where "al-Qaeda-inspired" militants have sparked instability. He says the United States is forming joint operations centers in Baghdad and northern Iraq.
But Obama emphasizes that American combat troops would not be returning to Iraq [unless they do, which will be decided later].
|See how they love me in Orange County? I'm The Decider now. Forget Dick Cheney!|
Extended: see Minute 1:40 when Megyn Kelly begins her surprise attack on the former VP
|Megyn cannibalizes Right Dick|
|Shoot me in the face, Meg?|
|That was wishful thinking by the NYT|
He is using expanded executive war powers applicable to Iraq and Afghanistan (AUMF) invented using the 9/11 pretext and Patriot Act, which means he can make initial moves without declaring war or asking Congress for permission before sinking the country in yet another war. (Of course, we never left Iraq, and we have no plans to leave Afghanistan; all we are going to do is change the name of "soldiers" to "advisors," "contractors," "experts," and "investors."
|What Bush/Cheney started Obama intensifies.|