September 21, 2014 4:24 pm -

[su_right_ad]Add Peter King to the list of right-wing war hawks.

“I don’t see how ultimately we can avoid putting combat troops on the ground in some capacity,” King said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t why the president says up front we will not put boots on the ground. Why take that off the table? Never let the enemy know what we’re not going to do.”…

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who serves on the Intelligence Committee with King, said the president was right to stand up to his military advisers. He’s rolled out legislation last week that would force Congress to vote on whether to authorize Obama to use military force in the fight against ISIS; it would also sunset the military authorization passed by lawmakers immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“I want a president who is not going to accept everything the military says uncritically,” Schiff said on the same program. “We have tried massive occupations in Iraq earlier and in Afghanistan, we’re in Afghanistan now 13 years later. We still haven’t solved the problem in Afghanistan. Do we really want to be in a position where 13 years from now we are massively occupying Syria and Iraq? I don’t think that’s what we want.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

15 responses to Rep. Peter King: Send In Ground Troops

  1. Dwendt44 September 21st, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    The nerve of that Obama cutting off the billions the war profiteers were making.

  2. edmeyer_able September 21st, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I’m amazed that he doesn’t realize that no matter what the POTUS says today doesn’t not matter what we do next week or month or even tomorrow. And no that’s not a flip.

  3. StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Peter King…
    Another voice demanding to “send in ground troops”…
    The easiest way to silence these war hawks is…
    “Obama declares he is going to send combat troops into Iraq and Syria”..

    Watch the right wing reverse course and become doves by the droves…:)

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker September 21st, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Ding ding ding ding…we have a winner!
      You hit the nail right on the head.

      • StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        Thank you.:)

    • Larry Schmitt September 21st, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Require that any yes vote on ground troops by any congressman with service-age children requires them to enlist, and be on the first plane over there as soon as they finish training. There will be plenty of time, we’ll still be there.

  4. rg9rts September 21st, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Does anyone take this asshole seriously?? Bad enough I have to look at his puss on the local news..

  5. StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Is it just me?..
    Or dose anyone else notice that Peter King always seems to look angry..
    The old guy just needs to chill out and take a deep breath.(or three deep breaths).

  6. Obewon September 21st, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    “Ground Troops”-‘O. K. I’ve said it too. Now where is my campaign cash!’-Rep. Peter King on GOP TV’s midterm election strategy payola requirement.

  7. fantagor September 21st, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    As usual, rich old white douchebags with nothing to lose are eager to put the lives of strangers at risk in the pursuit of fattening the value of their war stocks. This is the real Never Ending Story.

  8. Bunya September 21st, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I agree. Obama SHOULD send in ground troops, and they should include Steve King, John Bolton, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Dick Cheney and a whole host of other bloodthirsty warmongers who like to scream for war, but are too chicken to fight in them.

    • fancypants September 21st, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      start the draft then take another poll…..
      Im going to say this idea will be retracted very quickly

      • Bunya September 22nd, 2014 at 10:12 am

        That’s a good idea, except the draft would only apply to certain people (blacks, poor people). The children of politicians and the filthy rich would be exempt from serving.

        • fancypants September 22nd, 2014 at 11:34 am

          Yea your probably right
          if there are rumors going around about fixing electronic voting booths then the draft would be a flash in the pan / already decided who is going to the front of the battle.

  9. mmaynard119 September 21st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Shiite Militias of Iraq Reject US Return, Threaten to Attack US Forces
    By Juan Cole | Sep. 18, 2014 |
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    By Juan Cole
    The pan-Arab, London-based daily, “Al-Sharq al-Awsat” (The Middle East) reports that the major Shiite militias of Iraq are denouncing Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi for welcoming US air support in the fight against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
    Prime Minister al-Abadi himself rejected conventional US ground troops for Iraq on Wednesday, even as Gen. Dempsey said that they might ultimately be necessary. The militias are going further, saying Yankees go Home altogether.
    Hamza Mustafa reports from Baghdad that Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Iran-backed Badr Corps, warned that the American plan is to take credit for the victories of the Iraqi armed forces and the popular militias. He called for a rejection of the plan and dependence solely on Iraqi military and paramilitary to defeat ISIL. The Badr Brigades are the paramilitary arm of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), led by Shiite cleric Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim. Al-Hakim condemned the exclusion of Iran from the international coalition opposing ISIL. The new foreign minister, Ibrahim al-Jafari also objected to the exclusion of Iran . His party, the National Reform Trend, is close to al-Sadr.