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    Sec of Defense Ash Carter has his work cut out for him. He must defeat ISIS by the end of this year. He seems confident he can accomplish the order.



    President Obama wants the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) defeated by the end of his term, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says.

    “That’s what he said he wants. That’s what he told me and [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford]. He said, ‘Get this done as soon as possible. I’d like to not leave this to my successor,'” Carter said Friday an event hosted by Politico.

    He added that Obama called for the process to be accelerated last fall — about a year after the U.S. first began its counter-ISIS campaign. The administration now has only nine months left, but Carter said he’s optimistic. “I’m confident that we’ll do it. And we have an operational plan now,” he said.
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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    At the rate we have been going after them so far?
    Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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    • #3
      Oh dear.
      ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

      BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

      BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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      • #4
        A bunch of our people to die to secure some sort of legacy other than abject failure on all fronts... I really believe he didn't care one iota about Syria or Iraq. Now bobo is trying to get something, anything positive out of his eight year stint.
        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #5
          I didn't see this one coming...now I'm dreading the next 9 months.
          "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

          "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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          • #6
            Hey Obama! How does it feet to want?

            He can wish in one hand...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Persephone View Post
              Sec of Defense Ash Carter has his work cut out for him. He must defeat ISIS by the end of this year. He seems confident he can accomplish the order.
              On a short break from extensive yard and garden projects here, taking advantage of accommodating weather, so...

              Could we maybe get a link to the source article of this quote ???

              I'd like to know how BHO is defining "defeat" and what that "plan" is ???
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
              “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
              Present Current Events are the Future's History

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                Sec of Defense Ash Carter has his work cut out for him. He must defeat ISIS by the end of this year. He seems confident he can accomplish the order.
                The man is a total loon. He had the chance and blew it.
                My worst jump story:
                My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                No lie.

                ~
                "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                • #9
                  I expect to see a highly imaginative definition of 'defeated' being developed at the Puzzle Palace.
                  Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                  • #10
                    Somebody buy the emperor a new suit of clothes and send him back to the golf course...

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinkin' ...

                      Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                      Sec of Defense Ash Carter has his work cut out for him. He must defeat ISIS by the end of this year. He seems confident he can accomplish the order.
                      ... maybe he needs that 1st volume for his Chicago South Side, Presidential Library?
                      "I am Groot"
                      - Groot

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                        • #13
                          I'm not sure if this is the same article, or not, but its about the same subject: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/27...nd-of-his-term

                          Here's some more snippets from the article:
                          "I'm not going to put a timeline on it other than to say, you know, we are going to work with our partners on the ground, and the coalition to move as fast as possible," said Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, spokesman U.S. Central Command.

                          But he added that "our campaign plan is predicated on providing support to and enabling indigenous ground forces, and so, that strategy and that approach has been working."

                          So far, U.S. operations against ISIS have cost $6.5 billion since August 2014, about $11.4 million per day for 571 days, according to a new Pentagon estimate on Friday.

                          Republicans in Congress have blasted the administration for not moving faster and not taking more action against ISIS.

                          After Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday formally labeled ISIS's crimes as "genocide," the first time since 2004 the U.S. has used that term — Republicans called upon the administration to do more to defeat the group.

                          "Now that our government is recognizing this crisis, it needs to do more to stop it," House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.

                          "The president must step up and lay out a broad, overarching plan that's needed to actually defeat and destroy ISIS," added House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.).

                          Congress required the administration to provide lawmakers with a strategy to defeat ISIS, but the White House missed the deadline last month.

                          With some exceptions on both sides, neither Republicans nor Democrats have the appetite to approve a new authorization for the use of military force against ISIS.

                          Republicans and Democrats have butted heads over what kind of authorization would be appropriate. Republicans say they want to see the president's strategy before approving one but don't want to tie commanders' hands. Democrats want any authorization to limit operations in order to avoid another open-ended ground war in the Middle East.
                          Placing a hard timeline on this for the sake of vanity makes me more than a little nervous, but I think its more likely that the President will fall short of his goal than make outrageously poor choices to meet his goal.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                              I'm not sure if this is the same article, or not, but its about the same subject: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/27...nd-of-his-term

                              Placing a hard timeline on this for the sake of vanity makes me more than a little nervous, but I think its more likely that the President will fall short of his goal than make outrageously poor choices to meet his goal.

                              Thanks, yep that is the link. I forgot to add that yesterday, was laughing so hard when typing the thread.

                              Our military will not be able to pull this off, because they won't get what they need to do the job right.
                              "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

                              "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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