Jim Wright, Iraq War Veteran said; “I’ll tell you what, let’s go back to Iraq;

 

Oh, yes, let us do that, I’ll dig out my uniform and strap on my Pistol and gird up my Sword and ride into battle again, so long as Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Anne Coulter, Glen Beck, Michael Savage, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, and every single one of the powered, Botoxed talking heads at Fox News are in the Vanguard.

 

That’s right, you cowards, you put on a uniform and lead the charge this time.” [Verbatim]

 

Listening to John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Dick Cheney, Paul Bremmer and their mouth piece at Fox News, one would think that the terrible ordeal our Soldiers encountered during an uncalled for invasion of Iraq that left, 4,500 dead, over 50,000 wounded, more than 75,000 with severe mental problems at a cost of 1.7 trillion dollars, that somehow the Soldiers just want to turn around and reinvade Iraq.

 

Republicans blocked the 21 Billion dollars Veterans Bill; refuse to extend the Unemployment Insurance that returning Veterans need; slashed Food Stamps that helps to subsidize Veterans and yet Republicans and the loud mouths at Fox News totally bankrupt of shame, are making up stories, the lies that got us into Iraq in the first place, and in the name of Patriotism for which Republicans and the people at Fox News are totally bankrupt of, are auguring day and night that the chaos in Iraq is somehow President Obama’s fault.

 

One significant bold-faced lie they are telling is that Obama didn’t leave a residual force in Iraq. How could he? George W Bush in late 2008 signed an agreement with the Iraqi Government that all Americans Forces would leave Iraq at the end of 2011. There was an understanding that Prime Minister Nour al-Maliki would sign a Status of Forces Agreement that would provide immunity to our residual Soldiers from Iraqi Laws. Mr. Maliki who was basically installed as Prime Minister by George W Bush, he is an Iraqi Shiite that lived in exile in Iran for 20 years. He didn’t return until George W Bush invaded Iraq and captured Saddam Hussein. Prior to the end of 2011 Mr. Maliki refused to sign the SOFA and Obama had no choice but to remove all American troops.

 

Republicans and Fox go further with their lies and say that the Obama Administration didn’t try hard enough to get the SOFA signed. It really didn’t matter who was President because Nour al-Maliki allegiance is with Iran and Iran was calling the shots. Iran made it clear to Maliki that they Iran didn’t want any American troops left in Iraq. America was never an occupier of other people’s country, so the only alternative for Mr. Obama would have been to remain an occupier and continue to have American troops killed and wounded at a cost of three billion dollars per week.

 

Nour al-Maliki after America exited he fired all of the highly trained Commanders and installed his cronies, all Shiites. What you see now that is happening in Iraq is the retribution by the Shiites that caused the Sunnis to abandon the Iraqi Army, because they don’t see the need to fight for a country where the “installed” Government, has literally preyed on them.

 

I would trust President Obama’s judgment to do what is best in this situation, rather than the internecine Pundits and talking heads that are constantly on the Television.

 

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JIM WRIGHT IRAQ WAR VETERAN JUNE 14 2014

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