Republicans Warned Obama That U.S. Was Leaving Iraq Too Soon in 2011
President Obama reportedly said Thursday that the U.S. would need to help the Iraqi government counter the threat of Islamic militants who are overrunning the nation.
He didn’t say what specific role the U.S. might be forced play
We suppose it’s a good thing that Obama realizes that we can’t afford to have an Islamic Republic of Iraq.
What’s sickening is that this never had to happen. The fact is that Obama removed the American military presence from Iraq in 2011, which was far too soon and too risky.
Simply put, the U.S. was keeping the peace. And Obama was repeatedly warned by congressional Republicans that an early withdrawal would invite chaos and increase the potential for another war, which we would probably be forced to participate in.
Unfortunately the president buckled to his friends on the extreme left who wanted us out of Iraq ASAP. This is what happens when the White House listens to the peaceniks instead of the experts.
What’s ironic is that the anti-war crowd was tired of U.S. casualties in Iraq. Before we left, American military deaths and injuries were at a minimum, because the situation was largely under control.
How many Americans will we lose when we’re forced to return to reinstate the peace?
“It was something that was avoidable,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe. “It was something that we warned the president about over a three-year period. Now it’s worse than it was before. It’s very depressing.”
“It’s not like we haven’t seen this problem coming for over a year,” said House Speaker John Boehner. “And it’s not like we haven’t seen, over the last five or six months, these terrorists coming in and taking control of western Iraq. Now they’ve taken control of Masul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad. And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap.”
Perhaps Obama is napping because he can’t stand to stay awake and watch the disaster his stupid decision is causing.
He ought to be covering his head with his pillow out of pure shame.