September 10, 2014 8:05 pm -


BAGHDAD — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the possibility Wednesday that U.S. troops might be committed to ground operations in Iraq in extreme circumstances, the first hedging by an administration official on President Barack Obama’s pledge that there will be no U.S. boots on the ground to battle the Islamic State. Kerry made the…


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13 responses to Kerry: Ground Troops Could Be Sent To Iraq

  1. mrsgunka September 10th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Watching the Presidents speech as I type. Feel much better listening to him.

    • granpa.usthai September 11th, 2014 at 2:12 am

      He does have a soothing way of expanding the Mid East Conflict, for sure, but He did say in 2008 that ‘we will hunt you down and kill you to the terrorist’ – which at that time was one of the reasons I supported Him. The winning reason I chose POTUS Obama over McCain (aside from Sara’s head bobbing lip syncing her teleprompter at the GOP Convention) was the 100 year occupational liberation plan for Iraq. I doubt very much that I would support Obama again for POTUS unless the 22 amendment were repealed. It’d be almost like throwing away my vote, which at present would go to Clinton or Johnson.

  2. edmeyer_able September 10th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Still don’t know what Assad will do if his border is crossed which worries me.

    • granpa.usthai September 11th, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Being that we’re all best friends with the Iranians again, I think Syria would be inclined to look elsewhere for a counter alliance. Russia, China, North Korea, well, OK, maybe Iran if they could trap enough US Military personnel to gain world attention.

  3. Red Eye Robot September 10th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    what will they call this? Operation Sand Trap? Operation No Boots on the Ground? Operation No Blood For Oil? Operation Courageous Restraint?

    • edmeyer_able September 10th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Operation still paying for Georgies fu(k up.

    • fancypants September 11th, 2014 at 12:03 am

      how about 51st state or bu$t ?
      take a back seat Puerto rico ! we got bigger fish to fry

    • fancypants September 11th, 2014 at 12:28 am

      or better yet …GIANT part 2

    • granpa.usthai September 11th, 2014 at 2:19 am

      Operation WMD-2?

  4. granpa.usthai September 11th, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I’m sure they will only send in the required number of troops that will be needed to protect the troops that are there to protect the troops that are already there protecting America’s interest. Least ways, that’s how we did it in Vietnam.

    • fahvel September 11th, 2014 at 3:21 am

      yeah, I remember that. There was this neat swath of earth, charred and burned with body parts of anything organic – not weapons or vc or anything bad – water buffalo, small deer and some nice underfed people.

  5. fahvel September 11th, 2014 at 3:19 am

    as I grumpily said earlier somewhere here, let the mothers prepare to cry if this happens, Old men really like the idea of sending boys and girls to war – it give their political profile a subtle snarl. These political characters are much easier to hate than the likes of limbows et al.

  6. Kmom4kids September 13th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Old men love the glory days of war where they were the heros but mothers do not want their young sons and daughters to experience the horrors of war. I had 2 sons serving in the Middle East at the same time. I do not want anyone to go through this. Let these country’s start taking responsibility for defending their own homeland. If Bush only didn’t win in that fixed election I believe we all would have been better off. We would have had cleaner air,no fake WMD war, better relations with other nations,our economy wouldn’t have tanked. It can all be blamed on Bush and the religious right. Our Pastor President. They made him a false idol who they worshipped and adored. The man had only his interests at heart.