AllenBWest- There are times when I wish things were simply not so. Days when I wish I could awaken and find out that the past six or so years were just a really bad dream– wishful thinking. I am truly tired of the Obama administration’s lying to the American people and dismissing us as ignorant.
Just recently President Obama deployed 450 more American military trainers/advisors to Iraq bringing the total number to 3,450. Amazingly there are only 2,580 Iraqi troops to be trained — 1780 Shiites and 800 Kurds. And now a new revelation that will shock you even further — or perhaps we are beyond being shocked anymore. We have become “comfortably numb.”
As reported by Military Times, Fewer than 100 Syrian rebels are being trained by the U.S. military to fight the Islamic State group, a tiny total for a sputtering program with a stated goal of producing 5,400 fighters a year. The training effort is moving so slowly that critics question whether it can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference. Military officials said last week that they still hope for 3,000 by year’s end. Privately, they acknowledge the trend is moving in the wrong direction. more