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The Fall Of Iraq: History Repeats? [UPDATED]

11 June 2014 @ 21:51

I remember the spring of 1975 well.  The sick feeling I felt then has returned.

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Photo by Hubert Van Es.

Donald Douglas has been providing wall-to-all coverage of it all over at American Power [thanks, Donald].

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Feckless.  Worthless.  Dangerous.

UPDATE on 12June2014 at 2121…

Old Friend In The Ether, Chris Wysocki, believes that History may repeat a different, more recent event.

Sadly, Chris is probably right.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 June 2014 @ 22:03 22:03

    The word of the United States is only as good as the Presidency.

    Thank you. Mr. Obama, for making me appreciate Mr. Bush even more each day.

  2. 11 June 2014 @ 22:16 22:16

    Reblogged this on Femininican and commented:
    I am so sad for the world. Look at what evil being empowered by the incompetent and the ignorant has wrought.
    Lord, have mercy, please.

  3. 12 June 2014 @ 08:39 08:39

    Well placed, Bob!

    I spent a year in Iraq helping the Iraqi Air Force establish their Air Operations Center and C2 capability. Obama threw that (along with thousands of others) effort in the trash just to spite George Bush.

    I guess Jeremiah Wright was right about the chickens, he just identified the wrong farmer.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      12 June 2014 @ 10:32 10:32

      ‘Obama’, as I’m sure you realize, doesn’t give a damn about the blood that was shed in Iraq for a noble, if, at times, misguided, purpose.

      He wouldn’t recognize Nobility if bit him on his skinny, mom-jean-covered arse – although, if the reports are true, he might enjoy it, the rat bastard.

      On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 8:39 AM, The Camp Of The Saints wrote:

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  4. 12 June 2014 @ 08:55 08:55

    “BOOOOOOOOOOOSH!’s War” is now Obama’s “Kinetic Support”.

    Obama, the world’s Jock Strap.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      12 June 2014 @ 10:33 10:33

      You’re being too kind, Serr8d, much too kind to the Nancy-Boy-In-Chief.

      On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 8:55 AM, The Camp Of The Saints wrote:

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  5. 12 June 2014 @ 11:50 11:50

    They wanted so badly to relive the Vietnam War era and now they’ve almost completely accomplished that goal. Nice going, assholes.

  6. formwiz permalink
    12 June 2014 @ 16:18 16:18

    You forgot traitorous, treacherous, treasonous

  7. Shermlaw (RS) permalink
    12 June 2014 @ 19:00 19:00

    While I was never overly enthused with the concept of “nation building” in Iraq for many, many reasons, the fact remains we went there and committed to the Iraqi people that we would support them in trying to establish a pluralist democracy. (A virtually impossible task in my view, given that the Iraqi people are philosophically stuck in the 7th Century, but I digress.) We have left a mess which is arguably worse than before we invaded in Gulf II. The question becomes, are the worthies in this administration that stupid, or are they malicious? It appears we have an exception to Hanlon’s Razor.

    • 12 June 2014 @ 22:57 22:57

      Sherm,

      We did have a reasonably good relationship that should have been cultivated further. Regardless of how much (or how quickly) the Iraqi’s would have matured, we’d still have forces and airfield access enabling us to take out insurgents and deter the Iranians from acting on their stated intent (prepping the battlefield for the 12th imam’s return via Israel’s and America’s destruction).

      Instead our Boy-King decides to abandon our best friends in the region (outside Israel) and leaves behind the perfect environment for radical jihad to ferment.

      I guess it’s better we face them at home /s.

      Ya know considering the recent history of the Secret Service you would think that Obama wouldn’t feel so sure that he won’t eventually be in their crossfires.

      G.W. took the right lesson from Sadaams attempt on Senior Bush and 911. STAY ON OFFENSE!

      IRT the stupid v malicious question; I’d vote arrogant.

      Keep Firing!

      • Shermlaw (RS) permalink
        13 June 2014 @ 13:17 13:17

        I don’t disagree. Once we were there, we should have committed to staying until the Iraqis matured. You’re right about the current administration. As someone else put it, he allowed his campaign talking points to become foreign policy without any real knowledge of the situation or historical dynamic.

  8. 13 June 2014 @ 11:26 11:26

    So much work and so many sacrifices being reduced to meaninglessness. And the people who chanted OUT OF IRAQ are utterly surprised…

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