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Democrats triple-down on their War on Cops

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (Youtube).

Few need to be reminded of Barack Obama’s long standing animosity against law enforcement. From the 2009 blatantly ignorant slamming of the Cambridge Police Department who “acted stupidly” to his most recent White House rubbing of elbows with the openly violent and racist Black Lives Matter group, Obama has made his opinion of those who man the Thin Blue Line quite clear.

Dem’s Double Down

But if there is doubt in anyone’s mind as exactly how the Democrats feel about the police, please keep in mind that while the Republicans invited the parents of those killed by evil people, the Jackass Party has something entirely else in mind.

As reported, the Democrats are making a point of inviting the parents of certain individuals who were killed while THEY were up to no good. Long story short, the president of the Philadelphia Police Union, John McNesby, is steaming mad.

According to the police union honcho, “Hillary Clinton should be ashamed for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak, but not give equal time to families of fallen officers.”

But Wait… There’s More

Just add boiling water.
Just add boiling water.

As everyone already knows, the cross eyed chick with the Ramen noodle hair was just bounced as the Chairthing of the Democratic National Committee. So needless to say, Wasserman Schultz won’t honcho the convention. No gavel for you.

In the meantime, longtime Democratic strategist Donna Brazile will take over as the interim Chairperson of undetermined gender. Interestingly enough, ChairPOUG Brazile won’t honcho the convention. Yet again, no gavel for you.

So who does the DNC choose to drop the gavel? Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Does that name ring a bell? It should. She’s the one who gave Black Lives Matter the green light to riot, loot and burn down sections of the Charm City.

But please don’t take my word for it. The screamingly left-of-center The Daily Beast ran the following headline at the time of the Baltimore Riots:

Baltimore Mayor Gave Permission to Riot

As correctly cited by TDB,

Yes, she said it.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stood before the news cameras over the weekend and really did say, “We also gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well.”

Another news organ that’s not usually mistaken as right-leaning would by CNN. But as they reported during the riotous upheaval (emphasis mine);

Despite the public’s thirst for answers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake warned that pushing out information hastily could derail the probe.

“What we’ve seen in other jurisdictions, where there have been information put out too early when the investigation wasn’t completed, officers had a chance to collaborate or collude and get their stories together, and it wasn’t helpful to the investigation,” she said. “We want to protect this process to ensure that Freddie Gray has justice.”

Obama Vetoes Bill that Would Cut Bloated Retirement Checks for Ex-Presidents

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Ninja pleeze!

“I have worked to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how their tax dollars are spent.” – Barack Obama

Not since the heady days of Camelot has an American president not taken a paycheck for being the nation’s Chief Executive. Well, Jack Kennedy technically accepted a salary, but as a congressman, senator and finally as president, he donated all of his pay to various charities. Continue reading Obama Vetoes Bill that Would Cut Bloated Retirement Checks for Ex-Presidents

BACKSTABBER Ryan heaps false praise on Veterans, mum on cutting benefits to fund Obama budget

“This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal.” – Colonel Michael Barron, US Army (Ret.)

House Speaker and Obama lapdog Paul Ryan made quite the noise regarding his support for military veterans when he spoke at the RNC on July, 19, 2016:

“… and giving our veterans the care that they were promised and the care that they earned.”

Continue reading BACKSTABBER Ryan heaps false praise on Veterans, mum on cutting benefits to fund Obama budget

Obama Blows off New British PM; Embarrasses America… Again

Theresa May and Barry Soetoro.
Theresa May and Barry Soetoro.

Arguably, most Americans haven’t the foggiest of whom Theresa May is. But as fast as one can spell W-I-K-I-P-E-D-I-A, it’s a reasonable expectation that the new British Prime Minister would make the average American either whoop with joy over her anti-terrorism stance or would make Libertarians want to rip their own eyeball out of their sockets. Continue reading Obama Blows off New British PM; Embarrasses America… Again

Obama’s America: Heavily armed bureaucrats now outnumber US Marines

cb2665ebe8408a06f98fc81065c96614Ronald Reagan once famously quipped that nine of the most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Yet if The Great Communicator were alive today he very well may tack on four more words to his anxiety inducing salutation, “… and I’m heavily armed.” Continue reading Obama’s America: Heavily armed bureaucrats now outnumber US Marines

Exposed: Dallas killer was never diagnosed as ‘mentally ill’

Doc Obama gives his mental illness diagnosis.
Doc Obama gives his diagnosis of mentally ill.

In the never ending quest of both Barack Obama and the mainstream media to paint a picture of the Dallas Killer as somehow mentally ill, holes are starting to be poked into that particular myth. Continue reading Exposed: Dallas killer was never diagnosed as ‘mentally ill’

Kevin Jackson hammers race hustlers Obama and Clinton regarding Dallas cop killings (Video)

Obama doesn't leave home without it.
Obama doesn’t leave home without it.

Like a beacon of truth and common sense shining through the inky darkness of ignorance and stupidity, author Kevin Jackson appeared on Fox & Friends on July 8, 2016 for his thoughts and opinions regarding the gutless ambush of Dallas LEOs (law enforcement officials – Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police). Continue reading Kevin Jackson hammers race hustlers Obama and Clinton regarding Dallas cop killings (Video)

Will Japan (or Obama) ever apologize for the murder of my cousin?

Father Jesus Baza Dueñas - A true hero.
Father Jesus Baza Dueñas – A true hero.

The Independence Day holiday is upon us. And not all that long ago, we as a nation had to endure our own Commander-in-Chief deliver his de facto apology to the Japanese nation for the American deployment of Fat Man and Little Boy during the Second World War. Or as Obama characterized the bombing of Hiroshima, “on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky”. Continue reading Will Japan (or Obama) ever apologize for the murder of my cousin?

Green Energy: Team Obama to OK More Killings of Bald Eagles

The cost of green energy, more dead eagles.
The cost of green energy, more dead eagles.

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Obama Administration is on the cusp of slaughtering thousands of more bald and golden eagles. And what makes this all the more ironic, or disgusting depending upon your perspective, it that all the perspective killing is being done in the name of saving wildlife. Continue reading Green Energy: Team Obama to OK More Killings of Bald Eagles

Obama declares EgyptAir flight 804 attack a case of ‘workplace violence’

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As the air forces and navies of Greece and Egypt scour the thousands of square miles of the Mediterranean Sea where bits and pieces of EgyptAir Flight 804 have reportedly been seen, the governments of France and Egypt have already stated that Islamic jihadi terrorists are “the likely” perpetrators of the downed Paris to Cairo Airbus A320.

In the meantime on this side of the pond, the most prominent figure in American politics has weighed in on the latest man-caused disaster that’s claimed 66 lives.

In an impromptu question and answer session with the White House press corpse held at the historic South Wing briefing room, Barack Obama agreed that the aircraft more than likely was brought down by an act of violence, but certainly not an act of terror.

As the American Chief Executive stated, “Just like administration building at Fort Hood and the Government Center Facility in San Bernadino, Flight 804 is by definition, a workplace. Constantly on the move, but still a place of work.”

Furthermore, Obama touted his own street cred by stating, “As someone who spent many years as a community organizer, if there’s anyone who can immediately recognize a workplace is, it’s me. And I’m a Constitutional Law professor, so you know I’m telling the truth.”

My milkshake brings all the boys to the Harvard Yard... Damn right, it's better than yours.
My milkshake brings all the boys to the Harvard Yard… Damn right, it’s better than yours.

When queried on the violent 360 degree turn the aircraft made in mid-air, Obama speculated, “From what I hear, and I hear a whole buncha things, there was a French co-pilot who was trying to impress the Egyptian flight attendants of undetermined gender.  Maybe he was just burning doughnuts like I did growing up in Keny… I mean… Hawaii. But he did it at 37,000 feet instead of the McGwando’s parking lot in the south-side of Nairo… I mean… Honolulu.”

But unlike the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Obama was certainly brimming with confidence that the truth behind the destruction of Flight 804 would soon be solved. “Once the African-American box is found, all lingering questions will be answered once and for all without even a smidgen of doubt.”

In a written statement later issued to the press it was revealed that by way of Executive Action, Obama had regulated that with it common knowledge that all African-American boxes are actually orange, said information containers would henceforth be known as “Donald Boxes.”

French Adm. Pepé Le Pew, answerable only to Count de Monie.
French Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Pepé Le Pew, answerable only to Count de Monie.

Furthermore, the press release went on to state that to ensure the United States contributes its fair share, Obama has ordered the flagship of the Sixth Fleet, the USS Alger Hiss (YG-1369) to assist in the nautical search for clues. In keeping with the Obama Doctrine, The Fighting Hissy was placed under the direct command and control of the French Navy.

The Hiss will be joining the FS Je Vais Rendre and the FS Puis Collaborer when they hoist anchor from their main naval base at Mers-el-Kébir. Tentatively titled Operation Reddition Singe, the task force is still awaiting approval from the United Nations General Assembly. Unfortunately for the men, women, and others of the mini-armada, the UN isn’t scheduled to convene until sometime in mid-June.

Freeland writers I. Patrick Frehley and Heywood Jablomie contributed to this article.

Questions linger; Obama may apologize to Japan for US saving millions of lives

tumblr_mkhoilQRrO1rkd8y5o1_500Apologize for what… winning a war we didn’t start? But then again, that would be right there in Obama’s wheelhouse.

It’s the question that just won’t go away – will Barack Obama formally apologize to Japan for the United States deploying two atomic weapons during WWII? As reported by the Daily Times of Lahore, Pakistan on Apr. 23, 2016, Tokyo and Washington, DC are still buzzing with word that Obama very well could be the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima. And with that visit, the former community organizer would in effect apologize for the manner in which the United States ended a war that conceivably would have drug on for years and seen many millions more dead or wounded had any other course of action been taken. Continue reading Questions linger; Obama may apologize to Japan for US saving millions of lives

New ISIS English language video; Eiffel Tower destroyed, London and Rome next

32DC824D00000578-0-image-a-43_1459852013129There are two maxims the US Marine Corps has understood for well over two centuries; “Only imbeciles and fools fight fair, and won’t do so for long” and “There is only one rule in war: When you win, you get to make up the rules.” Interestingly enough, the Spanish-American philosopher Jorge Santayana once famously opined, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Continue reading New ISIS English language video; Eiffel Tower destroyed, London and Rome next

Antiquated aircraft resurrected by Obama administration to fight ISIS

DN-ST-00-03628If the OV-10 Bronco were an automobile it would qualify for “Antique” classification license plates. Nonetheless, Barack Obama’s Department of Defense is recalling the 50-year-old turbo-prop aircraft to be used for close air support combat missions against the ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading Antiquated aircraft resurrected by Obama administration to fight ISIS

Obama bemoans his ‘brutal’ teen job of scooping ice cream

Obama faces his nemesis. Photo: WhiteHouse.gov (public domain).
Obama faces his nemesis. Photo: WhiteHouse.gov (public domain).

Rich or poor, most American presidents didn’t exactly have it easy during their formative years. As reported by ABC News on Feb. 25, 2016, even the privileged teen years of Barack Obama fall into the category of “brutal.” According to Obama, that is. Continue reading Obama bemoans his ‘brutal’ teen job of scooping ice cream

Trump’s possible move for winning the black vote

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Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has made quite the election prediction when he claimed that if he can garner at least 25 percent of the African-American vote, he’ll easily beat whoever the Democrats throw at him in the general election. To up the ante, Trump boldly stated at a Myrtle Beach rally, “I will do more for the African American people in one year than Barack Obama has done in his seven years – soon to be eight years – and then by the way, he’s out and thank goodness, ok?” Continue reading Trump’s possible move for winning the black vote

Obama’s Broken Campaign Promise X3

obamaWe are leaving in 2014. Period.” -Joe Biden, 2012.

For a third time, the campaign promise made by Team Obama/Biden during the 2012 presidential race has been matter-of-factly relegated to the dustbin of politics as usual. While Joe Biden’s promise to the American people that all US troops would be out of Afghanistan, in Biden’s words, “We are leaving in 2014. Period,” the truth of the matter is that particular Democratic Party talking point has proven itself to be a blatant lie.

Continue reading Obama’s Broken Campaign Promise X3

Rotund RINO Goes Off on Ex-BFF, Forgets About Giant Pork (Barrel) Sammich

Is that your hand in my back pocket, or did you just issue another executive order?

Three years after the very public pawing and fawning between Chris Christie and Barack Obama, it looks as if the bromance is on the rocks. With the destruction of Hurricane Sandy as the sensuous backdrop, the ectomorphic Chief Executive and the gargantuan Governor were caught by the paparazzi conducting themselves like a couple of horny teens whilst strolling together on the Jersey Shore.

Much like Bill Clinton’s penchant for chubby chasing interns, Obama kept the presidential precedence wheezing along when he went full-on horn-dog for the hefty Christie. But that was then, this is now.

With Obama yet again usurping the US Constitution via executive action regarding the Second Amendment, Christie slammed his ex-BFF by referring to him as “a petulant child”.

This is the same Chris Christie whose slobbering love affair with Obama reached its apex when former Speaker of the House John Boehner experienced his “brief moment of fiscal sanity” as penned by the The Investor’s Business Daily back in 2013. In one of his very few bright moments as Speaker, Weepy John made sure the pork-filled $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill was killed in the House of Representatives.

In what the IBD referred to as Boehner’s “brief moment of fiscal sanity” in a Washington, DC scheme that ensured of the $60.4 billion Sandy relief bill, little actually goes to the people in the effected areas of New Jersey and Staten Island, NY.

As cited by IBD, “the estimate of insured losses from Sandy comes in around $20 billion, only one-third the request.” Examples of the billions slated to go other than those effected in New Jersey and Staten Island:

  • $28 billion for future “disaster-mitigation” projects.
  • $100 million for the repair of all 265 Head Start centers around the country.
  • $8 million (+) to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments.
  • $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska.
  • $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in Washington, D.C.
  • $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center.
  • $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of New York.
  • $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.

But that didn’t stop Christie from slamming Republicans. Possibly still angered that his buddy Barack was slapped down by the House GOP, Christie flatly stated regarding the closer scrutiny of the Sandy Relief Bill, “There’s only one group to blame, the House [Republican] Majority and John Boehner.”

Again… that was then, this is now. To paraphrase the old adage, “Hell hath no fury like a RINO seeking the presidency.”

Released emails: Hillary’s underlings constantly praise her ‘cute’ looks

As Merriam-Webster and every high school kid whose ever boned up for the SAT verbal knows, Sycophant is defined as a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval or as a person best described as a servile self-seeking flatterer.

Possibly the words Works for Hillary should be added to this particular noun normally reserved for toadies, parasites and suck-ups.

Continue reading Released emails: Hillary’s underlings constantly praise her ‘cute’ looks

Obama: Working Out Near Marines Intimidates Him

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Squeals of girlish delight.

Possibly to be placed in the “What Was Your First Hint?” file, the perpetually vacationing Barack Obama admitted that Marines make him “feel small”.

As reported by Newsmax.com, “The only problem I’ve got when I’m here is having to work out with Marines in the gym,” Obama said during his annual Christmas Day visit with U.S. troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. “Because I generally feel like your commander in chief is in pretty good shape, and then I get next to some guy, you know, curling 100 pounds and it makes me feel small.”

And Obama has good reason to feel insecure. While attending meetings in Poland during the summer of 2014, candid video was leaked to the press of Obama hitting the gym. Well, maybe not hitting the gym… swishing would be more apt.

Doing his best Pee-Wee Herman imitation, America’s Commander-in-Chief was seen grimacing while working out with girl’s 10-pound weights. Possibly not into his workout, Obama was also seen yawning in-between sets.

Nary a Trump seen – Obama, Bill Clinton prominently featured in ISIS recruiting video

ISIS-video-with-Bill-ClintonAs everyone already knows, the frontrunner for the Jackass Party has publicly accused Donald Trump of being featured by ISIS recruiters in their online social media. As Hillary Clinton plainly stated at a recent campaign event, ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”

Continue reading Nary a Trump seen – Obama, Bill Clinton prominently featured in ISIS recruiting video

Fox News’ Dash Suspended over Obama Slam and Slip (Video)

stacey-dash_0Despite network censors partially catching actress and Fox News commentator Stacey Dash’s brief moment of profanity, the on-air personality has been suspended for two weeks for the verbal slip. As reported by the new media portal TownHall.com on Dec. 7, 2015 by Christine Roussel, Dash may have gotten a wee bit taken away by her emotions when she inadvertently dropped a colloquialism for solid human waste. Continue reading Fox News’ Dash Suspended over Obama Slam and Slip (Video)

Obama contradicts himself on global warming, China’s faux-islands

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

In what his political foes may describe as a prime example of double-talk, Barack Obama has given an apocalyptic vision of the things to come due to his belief that humanity has played a key role in climate change.

As reported by the CSNNews.com portal on Nov. 30, 2015, Obama warned the world of “submerged countries” while addressing the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. As cited, Obama stated, “unless the nations of the world acted now to combat climate change, countries would be submerged, cities would be abandoned, fields would no longer grown, and there would be new conflicts and floods of refugees.” Continue reading Obama contradicts himself on global warming, China’s faux-islands

Has CNN found Obama’s cocaine dealer yet?

CO2bOEgWUAAJoaJThey did it to Pat Buchanan in 1996. Just as they did to Sarah Palin in 2008 and also to Herman Cain just four years later. Yes, the media is at it again.

The long knives of the alphabet networks are out for Republicans running for president… especially the ones in the lead.

Continue reading Has CNN found Obama’s cocaine dealer yet?

Obama called out; 16 times he vowed no troops in Syria

090703-M-6159T-116        U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Pettit (left) and Cpl. Matthew Miller with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fire their service rifles during an operation in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 3, 2009.  The Marines are part of the ground combat element of Regiment Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade.  DoD photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, U.S. Marine Corps.  (Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Pettit (left) and Cpl. Matthew Miller with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fire their service rifles during an operation in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 3, 2009. The Marines are part of the ground combat element of Regiment Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. DoD photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

While the ballyhoo and huzzahs at both the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions greeted Barack Obama’s promises to end America’s combat involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, not only has neither been honored, but now the same man who won the Nobel Peace Prize has ordered American combat troops into another Middle Eastern nation. As reported by Gregory Korte of USA TODAY on Oct. 31, 2015, and also by Nancy A. Youssef of The Daily Beast on Oct. 30, 2015, the campaign promises of Barack Obama are quite different from the orders given by Commander-in-Chief Obama.

During the coarse of his years in the White House, the community organizer from Waikiki has just shattered his oft-given pledge not to have the proverbial boots on the ground in Syria. While the Western media heaped über-homage on Obama during the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2009, the same military exit was reversed by 2014, but not quite as well covered by the same media.

On the heels of it being publicly announced that “less than 50” American troops designated as Special Operations Forces will be deployed onto Syrian soil to “train and advise.” As The Daily Beast’s Youssef cited, the phrase “train and advise” is “the very same language the Pentagon used when it first sent a few hundred troops to Iraq a year ago. There are now 3,000 troops there…”

As previously covered by Examiner.com on July 2, 2014, multiple sources were cited and linked to detailing upwards of 600 hundred Marines and Army Special Forces were sent to Iraq to beef-up security for the massive US embassy in Baghdad’s famed Green Zone. Curiously, it was also quietly revealed that of the 600 additional troops sent to augment the embassy’s Marine Security Guard Detachment, 200 of the Leathernecks were assigned specifically to provide perimeter security to the nearby Baghdad International Airport.

As USA TODAY’s Korte dug deep into the news archives, he uncovered a full 16 different occasions when Obama promised in public that no ground combat troops would ever be introduced into the middle of the Syrian civil war/terrorist invasion:

  • So again, I repeat, we’re not considering any open-ended commitment. We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.” – Remarks before meeting with Baltic State leaders, Aug. 30, 2013
  • “We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope.” – Remarks in the Rose Garden, Aug. 31, 2013
  • “So the key point that I want to emphasize to the American people: The military plan that has been developed by our Joint Chiefs — and that I believe is appropriate — is proportional. It is limited. It does not involve boots on the ground. This is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistan.” – Statement before meeting with congressional leaders, Sept. 3, 2013
  • “I think America recognizes that, as difficult as it is to take any military action — even one as limited as we’re talking about, even one without boots on the ground — that’s a sober decision.” – News conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013
  • “The question for the American people is, is that responsibility that we’ll be willing to bear? And I believe that when you have a limited, proportional strike like this — not Iraq, not putting boots on the ground; not some long, drawn-out affair; not without any risks, but with manageable risks — that we should be willing to bear that responsibility.” – News conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 6, 2013
  • “What we’re not talking about is an open-ended intervention. This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan. There would be no American boots on the ground.” – Weekly radio address, Sept. 7, 2013
  • “Tomorrow I’ll speak to the American people. I’ll explain this is not Iraq; this is not Afghanistan; this is not even Libya. We’re not talking about — not boots on the ground. We’re not talking about sustained airstrikes.” – Interview with the PBS Newshour, Sept. 9, 2013
  • “What I’m going to try to propose is that we have a very specific objective, a very narrow military option, and one that will not lead into some large-scale invasion of Syria or involvement or boots on the ground; nothing like that.” – Interview with CBS Evening News, Sept. 9, 2013
  • “Many of you have asked, won’t this put us on a slippery slope to another war? One man wrote to me that we are ‘still recovering from our involvement in Iraq.’ A veteran put it more bluntly: ‘This nation is sick and tired of war.’ My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria.” – Address to the Nation, Sept. 10, 2013
  • “We are doing everything we can to see how we can do that and how we can resource it. But I’ve looked at a whole lot of game plans, a whole lot of war plans, a whole bunch of scenarios, and nobody has been able to persuade me that us taking large-scale military action even absent boots on the ground, would actually solve the problem.” – Interview on Bloomberg View, Feb, 27, 2014
  • “With respect to the situation on the ground in Syria, we will not be placing U.S. ground troops to try to control the areas that are part of the conflict inside of Syria.” – News conference in Newport, Wales, Sept. 5, 2014
  • The notion that the United States should be putting boots on the ground, I think would be a profound mistake. And I want to be very clear and very explicit about that.” – Interview with Meet the Press, Sept. 7, 2014
  • “I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.” – Address to the Nation on Syria, Sept. 10, 2014
  • “Right now we’re moving forward in conjunction with outstanding allies like Australia in training Iraqi security forces to do their job on the ground.” – News conference in Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 16, 2014
  • “The resolution we’ve submitted today does not call for the deployment of U.S. ground combat forces to Iraq or Syria. It is not the authorization of another ground war, like Afghanistan or Iraq. … As I’ve said before, I’m convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East.” – Remarks at the White House, Feb. 11, 2015
  • “It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like ISIL, but to then, as soon as we leave, see that void filled once again with extremists.” – Remarks at the Pentagon, July 6, 2015