Republicans will shake the political debate on Iraq and spoke to Obama: sacrifices were in vain
12-01-2014 01:38 PM Free –
Republicans re-move the political debate about Iraq, asserting that the progress made by forces loyal to the base proved that President Barack Obama wasted the blood of Americans through Tsrah to withdraw from the country.
Came accusations of prominent figures in the Republican camp with the release of a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates included harsh criticism of President about the war in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
returned the debate to the forefront in the Iraqi file, because Obama won the political battle the U.S. in this conflict and has made progress in his political career through opposition to this war.
Obama also committed to the promise he made to end American involvement in the war launched by his predecessor George W. Bush in 2003.
But the president’s critics saw this as an opportunity to blow up his arguments relating to national security after the fall of the major cities in the hands of extremists belonging to the base where U.S. troops fought fierce battles during the war.
He criticized the Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, who tried to take advantage of embarrassing the White House to the contents of the book, Gates, Obama directly involved in the war in Iraq during his weekly press briefing.
said Boehner ‘I have blood stained expensive to help the Iraqi people get rid of the tyrant bloody crushing elements terrorist bent on the elimination of freedom and human dignity.
‘ He added: ‘This progress is now under threat.’ Commenting on the fall of the city of Fallujah in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists, Boehner said that Obama ‘has failed to achieve the goal’ because he did not reach an agreement to keep a small force in the country after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from it in 2011.
He added, ‘our commitment to be a long-term success of our mission in this country and it was time because the president knows that and offers on the move’.
added Boehner that the return of U.S. troops to Iraq, a move that excluded the U.S. administration, ‘not on the table at this stage’ but Wade sending military equipment to the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
accused in the Senate, John McCain, who strongly criticized Obama’s foreign policy, the latter squandering the sacrifices made by Americans who were killed in Fallujah during the fierce fighting that took place with the rebels during the Iraq war, which lasted nine years.
He asked in front of the Senate ‘What shall we say to these young people and their families?’.
He added, ‘We have to tell them that their sacrifices were in vain because the administration wanted to withdraw and refused to stay and consolidate the victories achieved by the sacrifices made by American soldiers.’
Obama said repeatedly that he ‘ended’ the war in Iraq despite increasing violence in this country, which killed more than 6,200 people over the past year in a series of car bombs and suicide attacks and other violence.
For his part, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Boehner remarks contrast with Obama’s policy to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, which has been welcomed.
Carney added ‘I know that the Speaker of the House Boehner opposed the promise made by candidate Obama to end the war in Iraq’, following ‘I know it probably is still on his position. Probably thinks he should have to fight U.S. forces in Anbar today ‘.
For his part, the leader of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid said Boehner notes that Obama bore responsibility for the fall of the city of Fallujah in the hands of the terrorists ‘slut’.
Reid said ‘I wonder if Boehner wants to send more troops or whether he wants to send troops to Iraq now?’. He continued, ‘the soldiers returned to their homes and the American people are so happy.’
and the White House has increased the pressure on al-Maliki this week to reach a reconciliation with Sunni leaders in Anbar province.
A goal that is considered a key step to expel the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daash) of Fallujah.
And speed up the administration process of handing over the Maliki government, missiles and aircraft surveillance drones to fight al-Qaeda after Baghdad demanded repeatedly for help.
, but some of the leading figures in Congress have expressed concern to send more equipment offensive to the owners, including fighter jets, helicopters, fearing that used by the al-Qaeda fighters and his domestic opponents as well.
The violent clashes took place Thursday between Iraqi forces and al Qaeda fighters in the area Albopale between Ramadi and Fallujah.
erupted fighting near Ramadi on December 30 (December), when the Iraqi forces broke up a sit-Sunni anti-government violence spread to Fallujah, which was taken over by militants loyal to al-Qaeda After the withdrawal of Iraqi forces.