Saturday, January 31, 2015

A STRATEGIC ERROR

ISIL fighters have withdrawn from Kobane, the hotly contested town on the Syrian border with Turkey.  The fighters have cited  the air campaign as the reason for their withdrawa,l which should be no surprise since,.  during the First Gulf War, under the George H.W. Bush Administration, the protracted bombing, prior to the land offensive resulted in Iraqi soldiers surrendering even to newsmen, with under 150  fatalities among U.S. troops.

When a Republican spokesman was asked why Obama's taciics have come under so much criticism, from the G.O.P., who have not even given Obama the legal right to fight ISIL, the spokesman has reportedly replied: "We have no criticism of his tactics.  It is his strategy that we deplore.  By not putting boots on the ground, in Syria, he has squandered a golden opportunity to transfer another $1Trillion to the military-industrial complex, and until he does, we want no part of this war."

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  1. *John McCain in background singing "Bomb, bomb, bomb ... bomb, bomb Iran"* *meanwhile, Dick Cheney is reallocating investments at Halliburton Company for a new round of ground warfare and "black site" entertainment*

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