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Speaking from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, President Obama delivered remarks defending his pledge to “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.” But he also spoke confidently about, and reaffirmed his support for, the people who need and deserve it most: U.S. service members and their families.
“I want to thank you for all your service, I want to thank you for your sacrifice,” he intoned. “As your commander in chief, I could not be prouder of each and every one of you.”
Quite rightly, he reminded his audience of military personnel that the “9/11 generation” has met every challenge handed down to them with both acceptance and professionalism.
And while terrorist groups like ISIL–and their al Qaeda affiliates–do not directly threaten America’s national security at this time, they could “if left unchecked,” he said.
“Our reach is long, if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven–we will find you eventually,” he averred to wild applause.
“But this–I want to emphasize–is not and will not be America’s fight alone,” he continued. “This is why we’ve spent the last several weeks building [a coalition].”
“Forty countries so far have offered some assistance,” he added. “And meanwhile, nearly 30 nations have [pledged to help] with humanitarian relief.
Obama: "Our Reach Is Long, if You Threaten America, You Will Find No Safe Haven"
originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: neo96
But did he come up with a strategy yet?
Yeah he has.
Objective one: Do everything to not call it a 'war'.
Objective two: Build a coalition to have other people fight his battles for him.
IF Obama was a Muslim, would he be a Sunni or a Shia?
originally posted by: evol702
I don't get the hype over drone strikes, witnessing some myself some have been affective when only A.Q. members were in one location.. other than that you have an AQ member at home with his family, you can't just drop hellfires down when a terrorist is eating dinner with 5 wives and 15 kids... or anywhere else where collateral damage exists..
Honestly, though I don't like what they stand for and do as an organization, I feel we should stay out of other countries business unless We are asked for help from an ally.. Or unless intelligence undeniably finds an imminent attack planned on our nation..
All that money spent on wars just to get some oil? We got plenty here and we could have put all that blood money into making this county better and debt free
You all have all the facts and know exactly what to do.
Oh wait, you guys thought he was referring to a bunch of US funded and created rebels turned ISUS?
A WikiLeaks released memo from the United States Secretary of State sent in 2009 asserted that the primary source of funding of Sunni terrorist groups worldwide was Saudi Arabia.[69
The civil war in Syria, whose Alawite regime Saudi Arabia's Sunny monarchy has long plotted against, and the prospect of a war with Shiite Iran over its reported drive to acquire nuclear weapons, preoccupy Riyadh while, Abdallah, Canute-like, strives to keep the democratic wave from breaking on its shores. Read more: www.upi.com...
originally posted by: ColeYounger
If the reach is long, why can't they reach 2 miles across the Mexican border to Tecate, where former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi sits in jai?.