September 6, 2014 10:18 am -


WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led international strategy to combat the Islamic State that President Barack Obama sketched out Friday is likely to require years of thorny diplomacy and deeper U.S. military involvement in conflicts that he’s struggled to avoid. Obama’s remarks at the end of a NATO summit in Wales offered the administration’s most in-depth explanation to…


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9 responses to Obama’s ISIS Strategy Likely To Draw US Into Years Of Conflict

  1. Suzanne McFly September 6th, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Somewhere in a dark room cheney is smiling with a wet stain on his pant leg.

    • uzza September 6th, 2014 at 11:40 am

      With his laptop open to Haliburton’s projected profits.

  2. NW10 September 6th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The issue with IS is so complex that I’m glad to have supported and voted for Obama twice. He has a calm head and that is exactly what is needed, as opposed to the kneejerk reactionaries like McCain who want to continue to cling to the kneejerk reactionary wingnut foreign policy that created the vacuum for IS in the first place.

  3. keepntch September 6th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Sadly this sounds like the Israel/Jewish strategy, long term drain on the US. While the scum at the bottom like Cheney and Haliburton make the most, oh and the Koch brothers invade the American political scene so they have profits from both sides profiting for oil prices in the ME and gouging Americans at home.

    • mea_mark September 6th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      It looks to me like we should focus a lot more attention and resources on developing alternative forms of energy so that we don’t need any of the oil from the middle east. Solar and wind energy is becoming cheaper and better, time to scale it up.

      • keepntch September 6th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        Exactly, the problem becomes one of defeating the Koch brothers and their attempts to block any and all development of alternative energies. They and ALEC have been inserting their legislation and candidates into our political structures for quite sometime without our noticing and now with their puppets in office and so many discouraged and unemployed it is hard to fight their dirty energy sources and promote the renewables. It is hard to get support when towns are decimated from jobs being sent overseas or the local economy is tied to shipping and logging. If we turn back shipping and rail transport of coal, oil and trees people see their livelihoods taken away and fight the new energy sources. The same goes for Fracking, coal mining and other fossil fuel source exploration and transport. In Wisconsin one big company was able to get the legislature to ensure that they would not be held responsible for any damage to the environment.

        It becomes an even bigger quagmire when there are such big corporations with money to dump into politics and politicians pockets to support ongoing wars, suppression of wages and destruction of any class but the upper 1%. I think we are in for some very disturbing times in at least the rest of my lifetime.

  4. juicyfruityyy September 6th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    We wouldn’t have this every lasting problem. If Bushy and Chain-Knee didn’t lie the US into a war with-out an end-game. I still want them arrested and held accountable.

  5. fancypants September 6th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    we have to get our hands on that Iraq oil somehow and peace efforts isn’t going to cut it.

  6. tiredoftea September 6th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    This will not get any easier anytime soon. ISIL is breaking the remaining British maps into pieces of sect dominated territories. We are too removed and too fatigued to play a meaningful part. This is a Middle Eastern problem to solve, not a Western powers one.