The Whole U.S. Political Spectrum Opposes Iraq War
June 20, 2014 • 9:35AM

Leaders from across the American spectrum have denounced Obama's plans to deploy American advisors to Iraq who are prepared "to take targetted and precise military action if we determine the situation on the ground requires it."

Thursday, a group of former military, Veterans for Peace, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Veterans Ross Caputi (USMC), Matt Southworth (USA), Tim Kahlor, the father of medically retired Sgt. Ryan Kahlor, and Ray McGovern (USA), later CIA analyst for 27 years, and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity spoke. Their press conference preceded Obama's TV address, and after that, they reconvened to make plans. A report will follow tomorrow.

Formerly anointed Iraq military genius Gen. David Petraeus accused Maliki government of "undermining" sectarian reconciliation. "This cannot be the United States being the air force of Shi'a military or a Shi'a on Sunni Arab fight," Petraeus told NBC News yesterday.

In Raw Story June 17, televangelist Pat Robertson blasted George W. Bush for selling the American people "a bill of goods" to get into Iraq. "Saddam's bombmaker told us he didn't know how to make a bomb. It was all nonsense, and we never should have gone into that country.... As bad as Saddam Hussein was, he held those warring factions in check, and he contained those radical Islamists," he continued. "Fix it? No. It's too late to fix it. Its unfixable."

Politico headlined June 18, "Glenn Beck Admits: Liberals Got Iraq Right." Beck said, "From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn't. ... Liberals, you were right. We shouldn't have. ... Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more," he said. "This must end now. Now can't we come together on that?"

Judge Andrew Napolitano, a well-known conservative, penned an op-ed for Creators Syndicate June 19: "As we watch the collapsing government in Baghdad surrounded by a highly disciplined and serious force of Sunni-oriented fighters that has taken control of the most populous third of the country, we must, in John Adams' words, resist the temptation to slay the world's monsters. This time around, the monsters are the Sunni, who ran the government of Iraq in the Saddam Hussein years and who are the ancient and persistent enemy of the Shi'a, who run the government today."

In Thurday's American Conservative, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, who deployed into combat zones four times, writes: "The United States has become addicted to the application of lethal military power. ... Before adding yet another combat mission to the American logs in Iraq, we must ask a number of critical questions. Tactically, will airstrikes against the ISIS prove decisive militarily, or will they exacerbate the violence? Since ISIS personnel have the ability to blend in and out of the civil population, how will our jets or drones identify the bad civilians from the good civilians? Who will act as ground controllers to ensure bombers strike only valid military targets? What will be the American culpability if U.S. bombs kill civilians, or if air planners are given false intelligence that results in political opponents of the regime being killed? Will the attacks cause the population to reject the rebels or to support them even more strongly?"

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Obama with the lowest percentage of approval of his foreign policy among Americans in his Presidency--only 37%. 74% of Americans oppose sending U.S. troops to Iraq. As Lyndon LaRouche says, 80% of Americans despise Obama. Now it's impeachment time.