posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 10:41 AM
I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought Obama wanted us out, clean and not feeding the fighting in Iraq. Silly me.....
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is open to greater American military cooperation as U.S. commanders explore ways to boost security assistance to the
country, a top Iraqi official said Thursday.
The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, has recommended that military American commanders look for ways to help improve
the military capabilities of Iraq and Lebanon, which both face the risk of spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria.
Dempsey is who Obama just re-appointed to his post for another tour. So apparently the two don't disagree on much these days. If we aren't there in
person, I guess defense contractors are insuring we're there in action anyway.
Ali al-Moussawi, the media adviser for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, told The Associated Press that Baghdad would welcome increased arms
sales and faster weapons deliveries along with U.S. training teams to help it confront rising regional instability and terrorist
They have billions, largely from US and the corruption within both sides that spread the money across the land like pixie dust or something. How about
they buy elsewhere for a change? It just seems a little odd that we'd leave Iraq in a bum's rush ...but find ourselves so quickly looking for little
ways to worm back in, beyond simply the largest Embassy on Earth located in Baghdad of course.
The story also mentions the US is dragging it's feet on 36 F-16 fighters. Well, thank God for small favors just once in awhile. At least they don't
have a state of the art Air Force while still embroiled in a civil war that is costing additional thousands of civilians on a regular basis.