U.S. To Send 300 Military Advisers To Iraq, No Combat Troops

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

Photo courtesy: CBS News.

CNN – Speaking at a news conference on the topic of the situation in Iraq, President Barack Obama said Thursday (June 19) that Iraq should form a new government to better represent all Iraqis, calling for leaders with an inclusive agenda better able to overcome the nation’s deep sectarian divisions.

He also said he’s prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to “assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces.” Obama added that “American forces will not be returning to combat” but will help Iraqis “take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region and American interests as well.”

President Obama noted helping the Iraq government stave off Sunni militant fighters sweeping across Iraq was in the U.S. national interest because it would help prevent a civil war that could destabilize the region and also prevent creation of a terrorist safe haven.

The strategy for Iraq means that “going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it,” President Obama said.

9 comments

  • Tom

    Obama is speaking out of both sides of his face again: “American forces will not be returning to combat” then “going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it,” Spoken like the corrupt politician he is. The biggest joke of a president in American history hands down.

    • Bob Gnarly

      @Tom, Elaphas the Liar, etc.:

      “speaking out of both sides of his face” would still be preferable to the orifice from which it appears that you spew your “wisdom”. It wouldn’t matter what he did in any situation you’d be on here with your non-specific rhetoric ridden criticisms.

  • Sarah 1

    The President is not corrupt at all. If he was he would have been impeached. You know and I know we can agree on that specific point. 
    I do not agree with sending 300 advisors.  Then we will have the evacuation effort which reeks of Vietnam. Walk away Mr. President and allow whatever happens to happen. We cannot sacrifice one more life for people who only ring our doorbell when they are in trouble (and they don’t repay the kindness).  
    Also Maliki is a democratically elected president. This mess belongs to him. We should have NEVER been in Iraq period.  All the pundits coming out of the proverbial closet, giving their opinions need to go back to hiding their faces. We were NOT welcomed as liberators. WMD were not found and the worst weapons Saddam had was a tank and his sons.
    The Republicans are going to criticize no matter what decision you make Mr. President. Ignore them. You won two elections. Continue to stand tall and know the nation is sick to death of war, especially under made-up circumstances.

  • Get Real

    Who is advising this bumbling community organizer? Lies and more lies, thankfully polls show most rational Americans are finally seeing liberals in general, and BO in particular, for the anti-American, corrupt scoundrels they are. Not corrupt, some whine? The IRS, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, failure by his cohort Holder to prosecute real criminals, but pursue doggedly those who disagree with their agenda, and the list goes on and on. This administration would be the biggest joke in history were it not so pathetically incompetent and damaging to the country. If we don’t remove these parasitical thugs and thieves at the earliest opportunity, we will get what we deserve, a third-world country led by clowns.

  • Sarah 1

    Tom and his aliases. Club for Growth, party of one please?
    No fact only rhetoric. Do you know the difference Tom?

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