Strikes in Iraq
Bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
-- Near Hit, one strike denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Kisik, one strike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Mosul, one strike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Ramadi, five strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL IED obstacles, two ISIL fighting positions, six ISIL heavy machine gun positions, two ISIL vehicles, three ISIL weapon caches, an ISIL staging area, an ISIL VBIED, cratered an ISIL road, suppressed an ISIL rocket position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL checkpoint.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Tal Afar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Tikrit, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL fighting position, and four ISIL vehicles.
At the same time, more stupidity comes from the pundits.
This Huffington Post article is accurate as far as Huff Po goes. In fact, probably more so. It even manages to parcel out some blame to Barack.
That's something few outlets bother with today.
The blow hards have gone silent.
I really marvel over these people who are either grossly ignorant or world class liars.
They've ignored everything that's happened in Iraq since Barack was sworn in -- ignored it or missed it.
And now they whore and then they whore some more.
But that's what their hero does -- Barack Obama.
He was quick to parcel out blame to the GOP (over immigration) and, in his best Bully Boy Bush imitation, insist that the GOP was helping the Islamic State.
No one wants to pay attention to how US Secretary of State John Kerry is helping the Islamic State, though.
Certainly not Barack who should have pulled him aside a long time ago and told him to cut it out.
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name
The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4497 (plus 10 in Operation Inherent Resolve which includes at least 1 Iraq War fatality).