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  • Obama Tosses Intelligence Community Under the Bus Again

    Source: breitbart.com


    Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed "intelligence estimates" for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq.

    The president,who has been under harsh media criticism for likening ISIS to an Al-Qaeda JV basketball team in January said, "There is no doubt that their advance their movement over the last several of months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the the expectation of policy makers both in and outside of Iraq."

    The president also made clear no troops would go into Iraq during this operation of humanitarian aid and military airstrikes on ISIS.

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    I'm only surprised he didn't blame Bush.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    I can see why the intelligence community-- or even just the administration-- would want to believe that the Iraqi military was adequately prepared for a fight. It'd have been a lot harder to withdraw from Iraq if we sincerely believed we were leaving the Iraqi people defenseless.
    Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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    • #3
      I thought he got all his information from watching Tv or listening to the news.

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
        I can see why the intelligence community-- or even just the administration-- would want to believe that the Iraqi military was adequately prepared for a fight. It'd have been a lot harder to withdraw from Iraq if we sincerely believed we were leaving the Iraqi people defenseless.
        I seriously doubt the Intelligence Community helped Obama with the "ISIS is the JV" analysis.



        edited because Rogue helped me discover I discomboobleated the quote. I mistakenly said varsity instead of JV.
        Last edited by Cow Poke; 08-09-2014, 06:46 PM.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          I seriously doubt the Intelligence Community helped Obama with the "ISIS is the varsity team" analysis.
          Didn't he liken them to the Junior Varsity squad ("jayvee")?
          Last edited by Cow Poke; 08-09-2014, 06:47 PM.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            I thought he got all his information from watching Tv or listening to the news.
            Between fundraisers and rounds of golf.

            Source: Reason.com

            You remember the Fast and Furious gun-walking snafu? He read about that in the papers. Same thing with NSA surveillance. And it took him a few days to realize that the Obamacare website was [questionable phrase*] but he finally started to get news reports about it after a few days. And needless to say, he didn't have any idea that the IRS—his IRS—was targeting Tea Party groups until he read about in the papers.

            I'm guessing that he still doesn't really know that his Justice Department keeps deporting immigrants and raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in California either. At record rates. Because, you know, he said he wasn't going to pull that Edited by a Moderator. Can somebody slip him a newspaper story about those things so he can finally get cracking?

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            I edited the phrase because...
            A) It's questionable
            2) Made ya look!

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            Last edited by rogue06; 08-09-2014, 06:47 PM.
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              Hadn't heard about any "junior varsity" comments. Could google it, but it's more fun to ask y'all for a source.

              In any case, I think my original point stands.
              Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                Didn't he liken them to the Junior Varsity squad ("jayvee")?
                EGGzackly... left that out by spelling it out instead of using "JV". Thanks! Edited my most accordingly.
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                  Hadn't heard about any "junior varsity" comments. Could google it, but it's more fun to ask y'all for a source.
                  Source: CNN

                  (CNN) – In January President Obama told The New Yorker magazine that ISIS, the militant group which has taken control of parts of western and northern Iraq, was like a junior varsity basketball team.

                  "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant," Obama said.

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                  In any case, I think my original point stands.
                  Yes, that's the curse of youth and inexperience.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    EGGzackly... left that out by spelling it out instead of using "JV". Thanks! Edited my most accordingly.
                    You might want to edit your post as well rather than just mine


                    Long day, huh?

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      You might want to edit your post as well rather than just mine


                      Long day, huh?
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        Source: CNN

                        (CNN) – In January President Obama told The New Yorker magazine that ISIS, the militant group which has taken control of parts of western and northern Iraq, was like a junior varsity basketball team.

                        "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant," Obama said.

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                        Yes, that's the curse of youth and inexperience.
                        None of what you've said even touches my argument.
                        Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          I had a similar week


                          ETA: And you might want to look at post #6 as well
                          Last edited by rogue06; 08-09-2014, 06:48 PM.

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            OK, so CP is tossing CP under the bus serially!

                            I need a nap.
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              OK, so CP is tossing CP under the bus serially!

                              I need a nap.
                              Or give Jake a belly scratch.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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