Friday, October 30, 2015

President Obama In 2013: ‘I Will Not Put American Boots On The Ground In Syria’

Salon: President Obama breaks pledge: U.S. will send ground troops into Syria

For years, the president has pledged not to send U.S. forces into Syria. Now, he's reversing course.

Conceding that his more than year long strategy of fighting ISIS in Syria without ground troops is at a stalemate, President Obama is expected to announce that U.S. special forces will begin operating in Syria later today.

As Iranian officials join international talks on a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria for the first time, the U.S. will now send what the White House describes as a small contingent of about 50 ground troops to ramp up the fight against the Islamic militant group, working alongside a rebel group known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.

WNU Editor: This is what "mission creep" looks like. No debate. No congressional vote. Broken promises. And here is an easy prediction .... this is just the beginning.

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