FALLUJAH, Iraq — U.S. and Iraqi forces raided a neighborhood in the longtime Sunni Muslim insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Wednesday, U.S. military officials said, killing at least six people in the deadliest joint operation since President Barack Obama announced the end of the American combat mission in Iraq two weeks ago.
The incident underscored that American forces remain engaged in offensive operations despite Obama’s declaration that the fewer than 50,000 remaining U.S. troops would focus on advising and training the Iraqi military and police.
The U.S. military hasn’t said what its threshold is now for engaging in combat. So far, it appears that the American military is allowed to engage when it’s under attack or supporting an Iraqi effort.
A U.S. military spokesman said the predawn raid targeted a senior leader of the Sunni insurgent group al Qaida in Iraq who was alleged to be responsible for several high-profile attacks. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he was among those killed.
In the immortal words of Michael Corleone “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”.
Holy Fucking shit I am so tired of reading the word Fallujah. Can you imagine your grandfather reading the word Iwo Jima in 1948? He’d be fucking tired too. He’d say enough already, get the fuck out of there.
Please do not tell me that you actually believed that combat was over. When the President went on TV two weeks ago to declare combat over, I could not watch. I just do not like being lied to. I felt like he was my junky friend telling me he was finally clean and this time is different.
President Obama can say whatever he likes, but the proof is in the pudding. And right now we are still eating blood pudding in Iraq. It is fucking madness.
I truly believe that the day he was elected President, he was taken into the White House Panic Room and shown who his real boss was. I am still deciding if his real boss is David Rockefeller, a Reptilian Alien, or if David Rockefeller is a Reptilian Alien.
Just the fact the David Rockefeller and Reptilian Alien make it through my spell check and it gets hung up on Fallujah and Obama is proof enough to me that President Obama is not calling the shots, so to speak.
Just the fact that the Congress is debating tax cuts for the wealthy and not pulling all the troops out of everywhere is proof enough that there is a Wizard of Oz somewhere over the rainbow pulling the strings.
Of course we can not pull all of the troops out now. What would they do when they got home? Where would they work? Do you think they would be happy putting Happy Meals on a tray? There would be many more work place shootings happening.
I couldn’t bring myself to vote in the primary elections yesterday. I know, I know, go fuck yourself. I just don’t have the energy to choose between same old bullshit and New Tea Party bullshit. Either way we are fucked. There was not one new idea being kicked about. So I bowed out, just like they wanted me to. I am a bad citizen. I’ll take my punishment in the form of an unemployment check.