Will Obama put soldiers in Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS anytime soon?
It is quite evident that the Obama administration thinks that the Islamic State and everything going on over there is a joke, I was just wondering if Obama will ever wake up and actually realize how serious the situation is over there and do something about it.
- ADLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
There are already servicemembers rotating into Iraq, a lot of the units that are doing rotations into Kuwait are flying some of their troops into Iraq. Many of them are in support roles, but some of them have more direct roles in the fight.
As for actually leading assaults against ISIS, it is about time for the Iraqi military to get their heads out of their behinds and learn how to fight. Otherwise, they will always expect us to fight for them while they run and hide from ISIS like they did after we left in 2011.
- ☦ICXCNIKA ☦Lv 75 years ago
He's only got 1 and 1/4 year left in office so I'd say no- his successor might provided that they and Obama continue to be stupid.
ISIS has a habit of winding up with the weapons intended for the so called "moderate Syrian rebels" and second the Russians have plans to increase their involvement-to fight ISIS. Personally I think we should be encoraging them to do that- I don't like Assad but he is the lesser of two evils and we'll see Jihadi killed on someone else's dime.
- jimmyLv 75 years ago
Sending troops to Syria would be seen as an invasion of a sovereign nation. If the USA can send troops to Syria without the approval of the Syrian government, why can't the Russians send troops to the Ukraine?
- TrevorLv 55 years ago
That wouldn't be Obama's decision. The United Nations discuss the situation and decide if any action should be taken against ISIS.
You just cant send troops into any country you think there is a problem. without it being sanctioned.
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- 5 years ago
President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. "strongest" in the fight, and that "ISIL is going to lose."
Obamas doing something right for once.
- 5 years ago
The middle east could burn down and obama wouldn't put troops in...he is completely invested in his left wing ideological opposition to Bush putting troops in Iraq and nothing on earth will allow him to just say...sorry I screwed up, we should have left a Regiment of Marines or Army in Iraq to keep things stable....but his hubris won't allow him to do that...he is the very worst type of "leader".Source(s): a U.S. Marine vet who spent 11 months in Iraq in 2004-2005 (3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, attached to 31st MEU, Regimental Combat Team I), mostly in anbar province. I am now a multi degreed engineer and doctoral candidate working for America's largest defense contractor.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Obama wouldn't defend the US if China and Russia invaded LA and New York. He's hide in a bunker yet tell the military not to fire, even in self defense.
- GEORGE BLv 75 years ago
Let s sure hope not! Up to this point Obama has by far been an incredibly bad CIC, and there isn't any reason to think anything in the future will cause an improvement in that evaluation.
- MichaelaLv 75 years ago
King Barry? LEAD? Riiiiight
- Anonymous5 years ago
We ALREADY have troops in Iraq (look it up, still there) same in the war that "ended" in Afghanistan too (most don't even know it "ended" but it did)