Editorial Comment by Jim Campbell
Will US troops leave Iraq as scheduled?
The current administration led by Barack Hussein Obama appears to have adopted an incoherent foreign policy. His dithering and neglect with Mubarak in Egypt, an ally against theocracy has purchased significant state of the art weapons from the US made no sense.
With a response only when pushed by Sarkozy in France to enter the fight in Libya. With a promise of “No boots of the ground,” two-thousand members are there already. He immediately abandons those boots placing them under NATO command.
Perhaps the biggest failure of the Obama Presidency, a difficult choice indeed as there have been so many is his abject bungling in dealing with the theocracy of the mullah driven fascist state, Iran. Obama’s incompetence lead to the recent announcement by Iran that is has finally developed enriched uranium to make weapons. (a dubious source)
Closely behind this is Obama’s failure to support Iranian protesters in the streets millions strong rallying for their freedom. The demonstrations happened twice Obama just sat on his hands. No verbal acknowledgement of support.
Obama’s failure to support the State of Israel makes this individual unfit to be Commander-in-Chief. It sends a chilling message to the entire world, Obama is a paper tiger, and worse the world can no longer look to the US for support or guidance because the office of the president is vacant.
Tacked on the door of the Oval office reads a sign, “Gone on vacation.”
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
By George Friedman
Stratfor Global Geopolitical Intelligence Reports
The United States told the Iraqi government last week that if it wants U.S. troops to remain in Iraq beyond the deadline of Dec. 31, 2011, as stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement between Washington and Baghdad, it would have to inform the United States quickly. Unless a new agreement is reached soon, the United States will be unable to remain. The implication in the U.S. position is that a complex planning process must be initiated to leave troops there and delays will not allow that process to take place.