October 12, 2014 9:32 pm -


Iraqi officials issued a desperate plea Saturday night for America to provide ground troops, as heavily armed ISIS jihadists came within striking distance of Baghdad. Conrad Black: Fixing the Middle East, for now and forever Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister John Baird are certainly correct to support Canada’s traditional allies in attacking the Islamic…


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41 responses to Iraq Urges U.S. To Send Ground Troops

  1. Jake October 12th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Damn you Bush! Damn you Cheney! Damn you Rumsfeld! You lying bastards have done so much damage we may never see the end of this.

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 13th, 2014 at 7:27 am

      That’s exactly correct and all three should be in the Hague facing war crimes, NOT on Sunday morning talk shows which masquerade as news programs.

      • Bunya October 13th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

        Instead of putting them in the Hague, we should draft the likes of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, etc.) and send them off to fight in Iraq.

  2. tracey marie October 12th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Seems to me you Iraqies need to stand up and defend yourselves and your families. You said get out, well now you get to prove what men you are. Call for your friends in the muslim world to help, Iran, S.A., and many other countries have large armies, let them die for your god and land. No more American soildiers

  3. Guest October 12th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Encore! Encore!

  4. abbyjo2001 October 12th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Encore! Encore! tracey marie

  5. tiredoftea October 12th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    “Some Iraqi officials believe an ISIS assault to take Baghdad is still unlikely, given that about 60,000 government security personnel, including soldiers, police officers, and militiamen, are in position outside the city.” and “Iraq’s new prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, has repeatedly refused to countenance the return of foreign troops”, so what’s the conversation about? The U.S. led coalition is supposed to have more skin in the game than the country being threatened? The country with an army that fled when tested?

    Sorry, but why should we sacrifice U.S. and other country’s soldiers only to fail again?

  6. uzza October 12th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    History teaches us what our strategy will have to be

  7. Obewon October 12th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Hey his next door neighbors Iran & Syria volunteer to be Iraq’s boots on the ground. Solved!

  8. majii October 13th, 2014 at 12:40 am

    If anyone should authorize ground troops in Iraq again, let Congress do it. I want to see McCain and his GOPTP buddies vote to do it before the midterms.

  9. fancypants October 13th, 2014 at 2:33 am

    the only American boots on the ground solution to terrorism / ISIL problem = A draft
    I would be shocked if congress Declared war

  10. Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I couldn’t give a jack about the politics of it, the fall out for either party, the upcoming elections or even blame…
    I would like to see a bi-partisan resolution(drafted up via WH/Pentagon/Intel/Congress) in House/Senate, full vote on it.
    Resolution states whether we go in full blow to win or not at all, what ‘win’ means if chosen, and how much money/troops other countries need to pour in before resolution becomes effective, and time frame for another vote to continue or not based upon participation.
    Both going in or not going in has pros and cons; this is what congress and WH gets paid for, making the big decisions. But they need to make it, need to make it soon and need to be on same page.
    There are no good choices left, but a choice never the less needs to be made.
    My view.

    • fancypants October 13th, 2014 at 3:29 am

      believe it or not SA you just described what is discussed in congress on declaring war and enforcing the draft.

      • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 3:59 am

        Until I see it on the tree I couldn’t give a fig what they are ‘discussing'(I mean this as a slam against congress, not your post btw). Senators and Congressmen constantly float things around and then you hear ‘whispers of this or that’ and nothing comes of most of them.
        Case in point, one senator is trying to get some backing for withdrawing ALL american interests (embassy’s, consulates, businesses, seizing bank assets, no travel to/from, etc, a complete eradication of dealings w/them) in ME/African countries in ‘turmoil, civil war or aggression’.
        Obviously not going to happen.
        Interesting about the draft though… any idea/info on who is backing that?

        • fancypants October 13th, 2014 at 4:21 am

          I hope im wrong but im not hearing a peep from Washington or any news publications on any possibility of a draft. its as difficult as herding cats at this point because we started this war on a voluntary military with Obama calling an end to the war. the only talks im hearing are militias and special force troops ( a big joke at this point ) it just goes to show you there is either no end to the threat or its going to get very ugly in Washington

          • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 4:32 am

            Ahhh, rgr that on the draft, ty(me either btw was why I was asking).

            “its as difficult as herding cats” – that’s on my bucket list to try one day 🙂

            “…show you there is either no end to the threat or its going to get very ugly in Washington”
            true enough on both points.

    • fahvel October 13th, 2014 at 4:22 am

      not a single pro if a person has to die.

      • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 4:30 am

        Some see it that way, other see it differently.

        • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 5:22 am

          Not on this planet…you can buy a ticket and go yourself if YOU feel that strongly about it

          • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 5:38 am

            No, there are plenty of people on this planet who see pros and cons, either way.

          • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 5:41 am

            This way to the ticket counter

          • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 6:41 am

            Walk w/me, we’ll get you a ticket to reality at same time if you truly believe no one on this planet believes there are pros and cons to both sides. Or, to save some time, read the hill, stars & stripes and many others.

          • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 7:37 am

            I put my 6 in the war and I hate war especially useless wars

            where we die for nothing

          • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 7:43 am

            You have my respect and gratitude for your time in!

          • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 9:22 am

            It sure wasn’t apparent at the time…was told not to wear uniform downtown lest you get a beating

          • Spirit of America October 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am

            I hear you. But it sure wasn’t because of me or I’d be spitting on me as well… 🙂

  11. fahvel October 13th, 2014 at 4:21 am

    what Iraq???? It’s the power mad leaders that want troops to keep them in power – it is not the people of any of the factions, just the top dogs wagging their tails.

  12. rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Not on your life….we spent too much preping the Iraqis … they asked us to leave now fix your own mess

    • Suzanne McFly October 13th, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Its our mess, we broke it, we should now figure out how to fix it.

      • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 9:15 am

        Your ticket is waiting at the counter too

        • Suzanne McFly October 13th, 2014 at 9:30 am

          Thanks, but like you I already served my time. I served during the first Gulf War and I have been against this one since it started, however I am allowed to have an opinion on it even if I am no longer serving. We walk away now, it will be on our doorstep in a few years.

          • rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 9:36 am

            Heard the same BS about Viet Nam…wasn’t true then and isn’t true now

          • Suzanne McFly October 13th, 2014 at 10:30 am

            That is a hope we both share, but hopes aren’t always reality.

      • causeican October 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Whom do we fix it for? Shiites, Sunnis or Kurds?

        • Suzanne McFly October 13th, 2014 at 10:30 am


          • causeican October 13th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

            Us needs to hitch up for another tour.

          • Suzanne McFly October 13th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

            So in your mind, because I am currently not serving, I should not have an opinion about sending our troops somewhere to provide help? If anything, someone who previously served, generally we are the ones who are less likely to want to send troops into an area unwarranted, however, I believe this area is a hot bed that is in the making. But thanks for your permission, it means a lot to me.

  13. OldLefty October 13th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    This is why we say that the Saudi national anthem is, Onward Christian Soldiers.

  14. tome October 13th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Tell Iraq, we would like them to send some troops also.

  15. mea_mark October 13th, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I wonder if we shouldn’t be hitting Raqqa really hard. If that is there headquarters maybe if we hit that hard enough they might contract a little.

  16. Nicholas Russell Harris October 13th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    The ghosts of 1914 and 1918 march on. . .this is what Imperialism brought us courtesy of Standard Oil and the UK