After hearing the Pentagon’s testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Jim Inhofe is more convinced than ever that U.S. “boots on the ground” will end up being used to confront the Islamic State — and he’s accusing President Obama of “flat not telling the truth” about the matter, including the fact that there are already special forces on the ground.
Inhofe spoke just hours after the hearing with CNN’s Jake Tapper, who asked the Oklahoma Republican how he interpreted General Martin Dempsey’s admission that U.S. combat troops may be sent to fight against the Islamic State should air strikes prove insufficient.
“Well first of all, the president’s just flat not telling the truth,” Inhofe charged. “We already have boots on the ground there. He knows we’re going to have to have boots on the ground. Let’s just go ahead and face it and admit. We’re in a war. And you didn’t win a war unless you’re out there fighting.”
“I did ask the question — and I hope that you took note of that, a lot of people did — is that if we have guys doing air missions and they’re shot down, are we going to have troops down there to save these guys?” Inhofe continued. “And [Dempsey] said, ‘Yes we will.’ So I think he made it very clear that the president is just making that statement for political purposes.”
We’re fighting a war that isn’t a ”war.”
Our boots on the ground are not ”boots on the ground.”
George Orwell would be so proud of his child, BHObama.
About time for another Obama administration scandal to hit in order to take our attention away from this lie. What could it be this time? I feel he has already covered scandalizing all aspects of the government already.
If they plan on using SF troops using a crawl, walk, run strategy it will go something like this. During the crawl phase, SF goes out with the indigenous forces and lets them do the fighting while they “supervise” meaning that most likely they’ll be doing the some of fighting as well. During the walk phase, SF would go out with them and let them lead and do the fighting but if the situation turns south, SF steps in and takes over meaning once again, doing some of the fighting. In the run phase, the indigenous forces are on their own with minimal supervision. Anyone trying to give the impression that our troops won’t be engaged in combat is lying. It wouldn’t be surprising if they have already done so.