Finally! Obama Requesting Boots on the Ground

From IJ Review:

Obama Just Announced He’s Changed His Mind About a Decision That’s Already Cost Thousands of Lives

In a move meant to unite the government against ISIS, President Obama has sent a proposal to Congress to take military action on the increasingly hostile terrorist group.

According to Fox News, the White House says it already had the authority to launch airstrikes. But President Obama wants Congress to sign off on the proposal, to “show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat”:

“The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership…

It would also authorize the use of U.S. forces in situations where ground combat operations are not expected or intended, such as intelligence collection and sharing, missions to enable kinetic strikes or the provision of operational planning and other forms of advice and assistance to partner forces.”

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R) voiced his support for the President’s actions Wednesday and said he would begin to hold “rigorous hearings” in Congress:

“It is my hope that we will fulfill our constitutional responsibility, and in a bipartisan way, pass an authorization that allows us to confront this serious threat.”

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has also released a statement, welcoming the President’s proposal and agreeing on the importance of bipartisan support.

House Speaker John Boehner asked for a more “comprehensive military strategy,” calling for more flexibility for military commanders. But he ultimately agreed that, “our objective is to show the world that the United States is resolute in our commitment to destroy ISIL.”

The letter of request below:

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Whitehouse.gov has also posted the full, four-page proposal here.

It includes a three-year sunset date:

“This authorization for the use of military force shall terminate three years after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution, unless reauthorized.”

This news comes in the wake of Kayla Mueller’s death, personal accounts from ISIS prisoners, and relentless murders and unspeakable actions from ISIS over the last 9 months.

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Finally, after 6-7 beheadings, a man burned alive and an American girl dead, he gets the message. Or was it the cyber-threats Michelle received? Whatever the reason, it’s about time.

~Kathy

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15 Responses to Finally! Obama Requesting Boots on the Ground

  1. Hardnox says:

    My only reservation is that under this president he will issue ROEs that prevent our Armed Forces from actually doing their jobs resulting in needless deaths of our best and brightest.

    Under any other president I would have no reservation.

  2. vonMesser says:

    Modified ROEs
    1. If it’s got black clothing on – smoke it.
    2. If it’s flying a black flag – smoke it.
    3. If it’s got a Kalisnhikov – smoke it.
    4. If it’s got an RPG – smoke it.
    5. If it’s humping a camel, goat or sheep – smoke it.
    6. If it says Allahu Akbar – smoke it.

  3. Liz entrekin says:

    It amazes me sometimes how coincidentalinformation pops up to add a new layer.
    Obama Eyes February 2015 Troop Deployment!: http://youtu.be/OmwUzfz-Xsk
    Check this out from June 2014. So is this request a new wrinkle or a planned strategy?????

    • Kathy says:

      I don’t believe in coincidence, least of all in the government, but long term strategy is another matter. I don’t yet understand the timing or why the delay.

  4. captbogus2 says:

    Didn’t even read the article but came directly to the comments to post something about how Obama’s ROE’s would needlessly kill a bunch of our guys. Seems I am a little late but in tune with the other comments.

    • Kathy says:

      Yep, Cap, everybody’s on the same page. Don’t know if it’s got anything to do with it, but I just read that all but 100 of our guys are coming back from the ‘war on ebola.’
      Another coincidence?

  5. Clyde says:

    This don’t mean SHIT. Can you say SMOKESCREEN ? Does ANYONE think the asshole is SERIOUS about fighting, in essence, his BROTHERS ? This is a ruse, much like the REST of the Regime’s ruses. With this asshole, ALWAYS be careful of what the “hand you can’t see ” is doing. Agree wit Hardnox. I’m sure the moron will tie BOTH hands behind our forces backs with RIDICULOUS ROE’s.

    • Terry says:

      I’ve gotta go with Clyde on this one, Kathy.
      And to borrow from the last sentence of your commentary…” Whatever the reason…. it’s NOT for the good of Our Country. Never has been. Never will be.

  6. CW says:

    I agree with the guys. Obama is too hung up on trying to be the anti-Bush to wage a sincere and dedicated effort to defeat ISIS the way a rational commander-in-chief would do it, so I find it troublesome for congress to work on any legislation that has his and his administration’s fingerprints on it. Republicans probably don’t have much choice here but they should be darned sure to make it clear that this is OBAMA’S WAR, that he is asking for the power to wage war and he is the commander-in-chief.

    • upaces88 says:

      I read something yesterday that really disturbed me.
      He wants them to leave their “guns behind” when they come home.

  7. lizentrekin1 says:

    And the weirdo lieralistas have waded in Against this of course.
    http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/624387