Baghdad has not identified or sent any new recruits to the Al Asad air base in western Iraq for as many as four to six weeks, defense officials said Monday.
The U.S. is currently training 2,601 Iraqi forces, but none of them are at Al Asad, officials said.
"Al Asad has zero. And Al Asad has had zero now for some time," said one defense official on background." Christina Wong
Is Obama deliberately misleading us all? The US military has faults but lying to the Commander in Chief is not among them. We can be sure that Dempsey et al have informed POTUS of this distressing truth. And yet, he and his mouthpieces, like Twinkle Toes Kirby at State continue to repeat their talking points concerning the aspirational truth.
Obama gave a splendid speech today defending the ACA. This was aimed directly at the largely Catholic mind of SCOTUS and based on Catholic Church social teaching concerning the duty to care for the sick, poor and infirm. It was lovely, but while he does that the ME burns.
The Shia Iraqi government still does not wish to arm potentially dissident Sunni Arab tribes? what a surprise! The potentially dissident Sunni Arab tribes do not want to serve under the Shia enemies of their blood? Another big surprise! Hell! The Shia government is still rationing military assistance to the largely Sunni Kurds with a medicine dropper!
The US has 300 USMC trainers at Asad Air base in western Anbar. They are surrounded. Why are they still there? Their blood is potentially on Obama's hands. pl