Obama has decided that Iraq needs more American troops to fight against ISIS, but didn’t we already win in Iraq?
When President Bush wanted to go to war with Iraq in 2002 he went to Congress and got permission. We went in and took care of the problem.
Then Obama took office and took every American troop out of Iraq even though top Generals and advisors said it would be wise to leave in troops to stop uprisings, but Obama didn’t listen.
By 2012 all the troops had been pulled out and by 2014 ISIS re-took the city of Mosul. Now we are trying to take it back.
Obama has committed over 500 more troops to Iraq with the plan to recapture Mosul from ISIS control in the very near future.
The fight is guaranteed to see serious war casualties and civilian deaths and we will be right in the mix of it all.
In total, there are about 5,000 American troops on the ground in Iraq, and this is after Obama pulled out everyone.
Most of the 560 troops that are being sent over to help in the recapture of Mosul will be soldiers that are also engineers, and communications experts that will upgrade local bases and get ready for the attack.
There is only one problem; the troops that are being sent to Iraq can’t land right now because of rocket fire from ISIS.
The situation in Iraq is bad but getting better. American and Iraqi forces recently retook Fallujah, and Mosul is the last big fight in Iraq, hopefully.
We thought that last time, then Obama pulled everyone out and now we are back in. Hopefully Obama will learn from his mistakes this time, and we won’t have to go retake Mosul again after this attack.
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