How Many More Must Die In Iraq?


Op-Ed Contributor


Published on 13 June 2014


by Greg Smith

(WireNews+Co)

London, England

Greg Smith
Greg Smith

According to reports radical Islamists have pushed forward in Iraq with Baghdad being eyed next. The United States is looking for ways to stop the militants from closing in on the capital city, but with few troops on the ground, it is very likely that the Baghdad will fall.

As Iraq further disintegrates and residents flee Mosul in droves, militants have captured the country's second-largest city this week after soldiers have left their weapons behind and fled their posts leaving the country open to further occupation.

A CNN report quotes a senior Obama administration official Friday saying that Barack Obama has not yet made a decision on whether to act on any military options, but a decision by the president could come as early as this weekend, in between our fearless leader's frequent naps and countless holes of golf.

Jay Carney, the White House spokesman said Thursday that "airstrikes are among the options on the table". But there will be no repeat of a large U.S. troop presence on Iraqi soil.

"We are not contemplating ground troops," Carney said. "I want to be clear about that."

U.S. officials have also discussed sending more arms, equipment and intelligence information to help Iraq and its military, at least the ones who have not left their posts.

In my opinion, U.S. ground troops will be returning to Iraq and soon. They should be guarding our southern border, preventing the influx of illegal aliens but that's another story altogether.

So the question I'm left with is how many more Americans will die in Iraq?

 

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Greg Smith founded WireNews+Co in April 2001. Within WireNews+Co, Greg operates Greg Smith & Associates, which functions as a press and public relations consultancy. He is an American citizen, born in Haverhill, MA, but has lived in the UK since July 1989. Greg is married to Katerina Theohari-Smith and they have three wonderful children together — Max Smith, Phoebe Smith and Clio Smith. They divide their time between the UK, Greece and Venice Italy. Keen fitness enthusiasts, Greg and Kathy run anywhere from 10-15km every day. You can track their progress via RunKeeper or Greg's BodyBuilding.com profile. In addition to WireNews+Co, Greg dabbles in gold trading (as Chryso Kouti - Gold Box), is a dab hand at painting (as George Drakos), publishes the occassional book (via the Origin of Books) and has recently launched WN Talk Radio.


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Posted 2014-06-13 17:39:00