Posted on Jun 10, 2014
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What do you think our mission was in Iraq? Do you think it failed due to cities failing now?


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/10/white-house-state-department-condem-escalating-violence-in-iraq/?intcmp=latestnews
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I don't think we failed. I think we were failed.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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My boss had to meet with the Kurds when we were housing Iraqi detainees up north at Ft Suse. They agreed to bring any escapees back to the camp but would not commit to bringing them back alive.
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Couldn't have said it betere sir
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Ironic that one of the Muslim worlds most famous generals, Saladin, was a Kurd not an Arab....
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SSG Kevin McCulley
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The Kurds treated us like brothers. They were the only ones I would turn my backs on if armed. I have a lot of love for them. One of my buddies who I helped get a green card told me the Mayor of Mosul would recognize Kurdistan claims to Mosul if they clear the city. There is a lot of motivation in the KRG to do this.
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Reading this news is heartbreaking for me.
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MSG Floyd Williams
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SSG William M.....as long as they stay over there I'm okay with it.
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2LT I have been out of the game since 98, hell it saddens me too.
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1LT Infantry Officer
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I can't even imagine the Iraqi Army. Some of the most loyal soldiers are thinking to themselves "Can I trust this guy next to me? How do I know if he's collaborating with ISIL or not?" The fear and paranoia spreading throughout the ranks now that entire brigades and battalions DESERTED their posts must be reminiscent of the Baath Party decades.
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LTC Paul Labrador
LTC Paul Labrador
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LT Martin, bigger problem with the IA is that a vast majority of them guys were in it for the steady paycheck vs a desire to defend their country. When it actually comes time to EARN the pay you are getting by going out to fight, most don't figure getting killed being worth that paycheck.
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To everyone on this thread YOUR GOVERNMENT SET YOU UP TO FAIL NOT THE SERVICE MEMBERS. JUST SO YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL! I WAS NOT THERE BUT I STILL CARE!!!
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LCpl Steve Wininger
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I agree CPL Kunza.
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