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Iraqi Collapse Continues

Posted on | June 23, 2014 | 9 Comments

The bad news just keeps getting worse:

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government said Sunday that Sunni militants had taken control of a major Iraqi post on the Syrian border, strengthening their ability to move men and supplies into Iraq’s heartland. . . .
On Sunday, Gen. Qassim Atta, a top military spokesman, acknowledged in a briefing that Iraqi Army troops had left the Qaim border post near the Syrian border as well as the towns of Rawaa and Ana, but that the units would be fighting the militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, elsewhere.
“As a tactical procedure,” General Atta said, “the security forces in Rawaa, Ana and Qaim have withdrawn from these areas to reinforce other troops in other areas.”
There were also unconfirmed reports on Sunday evening that government forces had fled Al Waleed, the last post at the Syrian border that had remained in the army’s hands. Frightened police officers, reached by telephone, said that the army had already left and that the police scattered when the militants arrived in trucks. Some police officers crossed the border into Syria, if they had family there, and others stayed on the Iraqi side, a police source said.

Meanwhile, oblivious to the Obama administration’s role in the escalating Iraqi disaster, John Kerry was in Cairo doing his darnedest to undermine support for al-Maliki’s government:

“The United States would like to see the Iraqi people find leadership that is prepared to represent all of the people of Iraq,” Mr. Kerry said Sunday in Cairo, at the start of a Middle East trip to rally Arab support on the Iraq crisis.

This is insane. It reminds me of the Kennedy administration’s CIA coup against Diem in Vietnam, and we know how that worked out.

A whopping 37 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of foreign policy, which is about 37 percent too much.

 

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  • texlovera

    NEVER FEAR, AMERICA!!!

    JOHN EFFING KERRY IS REPORTING FOR DUTY!!1!!11!!

  • Guest

    Democracy is a false religion. The Iraqis are learning that the hard way.

  • Quartermaster

    That 37% support shows who is on drugs.

  • RKae

    It wouldn’t be the Iraqis’ first false religion.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Obama has probably come close to hitting bottom now. The 37% seems about the Democratic base who will never be dissuaded. Obama could kill a baby, eat a dog, and use the flag for toilet paper on live TV, and there are some who would still approve.

    Blacks are about 13% of the country, so figure that’s 12% solid right there whose support is divorced from performance. Then you have the hardcore white and Latino dependent class, which adds about another 10% who will support him as long as the welfare flows. That leaves 15% of the population for the diehard leftists who do approve of Obama because taking America down a few pegs is their most fevered dream.

    It’s hard to see how he goes much lower, even if we dip back into recession.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Well, ‘Obama’ has already eaten dog and indirectly murdered babies [including ones born in botched abortions]. And we know he has figuratively crapped on the Flag.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    It’s never 3am in Kerry-land

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  • cmdr358

    Aside from the hardcore white and Latino dependent class there is also a class of people who, while not dependent upon government programs, will certainly take advantage of anything they can scam their way into. Anything with the name Obama attached to it is okay with them.
    And don’t forget the LGBTXYZ (though these are generally hardcore leftists) segment who adore BHO since he conveniently “evolved” his position on gay marriage just in time for the 2012 election cycle.