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This Is How Stupid They Think We Are, This Is How Brazen They Are

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:25 pm

[guest post by Dana]

This is what the president announced today:

US President Barack Obama confirmed plans to dramatically increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying an additional 250 personnel, bringing the total to 300. He said the troops would help drive out the Islamic State terrorist group.

“Just as I have approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL (Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL – RT), I’ve decided to increase US support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria,” Obama said.

“A small number of US special operations forces are already on the ground in Syria,” he said. “Their expertise has been critical as local forces have been driving ISIL out of key areas. So given the success, I have approved the deployment of up to 250 additional US personnel in Syria, including special forces, to keep up this momentum.”

This is spite of his continual assurances there would be no boots on the ground in Syria:

When a State Dept. spokesman was confronted by a reporter about the president’s obvious contradiction, he lied through his teeth, and without batting an eye brazenly denied the administration had ever said there would be no boots on the ground in Syria:


UPDATE: The best way to do this is to watch the first video at :16 for about four seconds. Then go to the second video, start it at around 2:10, and keep watching until you are ready to throw things around the room.

Open Thread: Pennsylvania Primary

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:55 am

Also Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Maryland. Leftist Central. It will be a slaughter.

UPDATE: Each of these leftist states has been called for Trump. No surprises there.

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