For months I have been drilling Obama about his promise of no US combat troops (notice I use “troops” not boot….these are American sons and daughters they deserve respect and not this crap about footwear)…..I have pointed out that a special ops trooper is by definition a combat troop.
After months of hammering this point it seems that someone got through to them (I would like to believe it was me….but I am not hopeful)……..
Throughout a year and a half of war against ISIS, President Obama’s “no boots on the ground” pledge has been repeatedly revised by officials, initially insisting it meant no troops, then no combat troops, and now, according to President Obama, it simply meant no battlion-level deployments.
Obama now insists he never had any intention not to send combat troops to Iraq and Syria, and that the American people always understood he simply meant deployments would be small and limited to company-sized deployments or smaller.
Obama insists that the latest deployment of troops into Iraq, which the Pentagon has suggested will be in the 100 soldier level, will “squeeze and ultimately destroy” ISIS. During his comments, he continued to play up the idea that the war is going well, insisting ISIS is totally incapable of launching Paris-style attacks within the US.
Finally we have the truth and the recognition of the fact that we do have combat troops operating in both Iraq and Syria….
Thanx for that, Mr. President.