Obama Flips on Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq

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Obama will take Iraq's word for now that U.S. soldiers won't be prosecuted by the country's courts as they defend Baghdad.

President Obama pulled U.S. forces out of Iraq in 2011 because he couldn’t get Iraq’s parliament to offer U.S. soldiers immunity from Iraqi prosecution. But now Obama is promising to send in hundreds of special operations forces based on a written promise that these soldiers will not be tried in Iraq’s famously compromised courts for actions they are taking in defense of Baghdad.

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The U.S. military and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have opposed sending any special operations teams to Iraq until there is a written agreement from Iraq’s government that they will not be prosecuted under Iraqi law. On Monday, the White House spokesman said those promises were provided in an exchange of diplomatic notes. The delay in getting that agreement is one of many reasons why the Pentagon and the White House were reluctant to support air strikes inside Iraq—despite lobbying from Secretary of State John Kerry and his aides. 

“We remain confident that the military advisers will have the protections they need,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. “They are going to Iraq with the full support of the Iraqi government. We are working through the mechanism for assurances and we hope to [have it] resolved soon.”

The debate has echoes of 2011, when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton favored keeping more troops in Iraq past 2011 than President Obama. 

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Wow, so we just took their word for it.  How stupid.  No proof in writing.  OK, then I want to borrow 5 million dollars and not sign that I did.  I'll pay you back. Same thing.

Isn't that what he did with ObamaCare?

   The work of Lying MuSLIMes my Gawad this man is a disaster walking on 2 spindly legs up right.

only he has a tail and horns!

I am retired military...and I feel so sorry for those in uniform today...to have to serve under this commander in chief.....his screwed up and weak foreign policy has been responsible for more deaths..and many of his orders and policies are illegal anyway....and do not even recognize him as the president much less the commander in chief.

Shouldn't it be Commander and Thief?

My son wanted to enlist in the Army and I urged him to wait until Obama is out of power!!!!   And that's pretty telling since most of my family have served, some of them career.   I never thought I would ever tell someone not to serve his/her country, but this evil man is NOT a friend to our military, or to our Country for that matter.

Another setup and lie. Keep pissin on the Troops obama and watch what they will end up doing.


Barry is the exception to the 'get it in writing' rule.  He wouldn't honor it even if it was gold plated in writing. 




These days getting it in writing does not guarantee anything! LIAR=untrustworthy forever!

This is no stupider than Poland and Isreal trusting oblamebush to have their backs. Or the Ukraine.




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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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