Who Remembers "Operation Iraqi Freedom"?
By Chris Rossini
August 31, 2010
OBAMA: "So tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended. Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country."
Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq - Aug. 2014
OBAMA: "We’ve removed nearly 100,000 U.S. troops from Iraq. We’ve closed or transferred to the Iraqis hundreds of bases. And we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of Iraq."
It goes without saying that Obama is now busily bombing American military equipment. Some of that equipment is pretty high tech gear and especially lethal - David Stockman
OBAMA: "This completes a transition to Iraqi responsibility for their own security. U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq’s cities last summer, and Iraqi forces have moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens."
ISIS got provisioned by none other than the Iraqi Army. The latter not only dropped its uniforms for civvies during the battle for Mosul, but also left behind armored Humvees, heavy artillery, night vision systems, state of the art firearms and much else of like and similar nature. - David Stockman
OBAMA: "This year also saw Iraq hold credible elections that drew a strong turnout...And when that government is in place, there should be no doubt: The Iraqi people will have a strong partner in the United States."
US Leaders Want Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki To Step Down - June 2014
OBAMA: "We’ve persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people -- a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization."
OBAMA: "Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it’s time to turn the page."
"ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen...This is way beyond anything we have seen." - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel August 21, 2014
Liberty is not a government "operation". Liberty does not come from government at all. As Ludwig Von Mises pointed out so eloquently: "Government is essentially the negation of Liberty." It only creates disaster.