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    Iraq Gives Immunity

    To US forces. This news is from The Hill.

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    Here ya go:

    The Obama administration announced Monday that Iraq had agreed to grant legal immunity to 300 U.S. military advisers slated to train local security forces, allowing them to begin their mission.

    The protections were agreed upon through a diplomatic note between the U.S. and Iraq, State Department deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters.

    "We can confirm Iraq has provided acceptable assurances ... We believe that these assurances are enough for our folks to be there," she said. "We are confident in the assurances we are given."
    President Obama announced last week that he was deploying 300 advisers to help Baghdad combat a militant Sunni group that has seized control of major cities in Iraq and is threatening the capital.
    Iraq gives US military advisers immunity | TheHill

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    Well, if Maliki would have agreed to that long ago, his country wouldn't be in the place it is now, lt's all his doing, now he has to either create an inclusive gov't or hit the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beatleboy View Post
    Well, if Maliki would have agreed to that long ago, his country wouldn't be in the place it is now, lt's all his doing, now he has to either create an inclusive gov't or hit the road.
    And that is what Obama and Kerry said. BTW, a new poll shows more agree with what Obama is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    And that is what Obama and Kerry said. BTW, a new poll shows more agree with what Obama is doing.
    All this negativity about Obama and his foreign policy is all BS, he has done, and continues to do well in that department, history will show this when all is said and done.
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    Yep. We were done in Iraq in all respects when Iraq refused to do this in 2011 and refused to negotiate on a longer-term footprint.

    Obama wanted to end the war as it had been known during Bush's tenure, but Iraq wanted us gone. They now have to deal with the full consequences of that.

    I will say that this whole "advisers" business is a bunch of manure. These are crack special-operations guys. I'd guess Green Berets for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Yep. We were done in Iraq in all respects when Iraq refused to do this in 2011 and refused to negotiate on a longer-term footprint.

    Obama wanted to end the war as it had been known during Bush's tenure, but Iraq wanted us gone. They now have to deal with the full consequences of that.

    I will say that this whole "advisers" business is a bunch of manure. These are crack special-operations guys. I'd guess Green Berets for the most part.
    I heard on one news report they are Green Beret. But only once.

    I now have Michael Hastings book on the print media that his wife found on his computer and published one year after his death. Just beginning it,but it is clear how Hastings feels about the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatleboy View Post
    All this negativity about Obama and his foreign policy is all BS, he has done, and continues to do well in that department, history will show this when all is said and done.
    That is why you see the media dragging out those old Neocons who caused this mess in the first place. Thanks,/Spooky for the links. I had just received an alert from the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    That is why you see the media dragging out those old Neocons who caused this mess in the first place. Thanks,/Spooky for the links. I had just received an alert from the hill.
    No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yeah...if Malakai wants some help...which may be too little and too late...some reality check is in order. Later on..look for the replay when the next fucked up Afghan Govt sees the facts. We ADVISED the Iraqis...a lot...might as well have tried to teach the dog to play guitar.

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