I am officially on record of agreeing with the Grayson on this issue.
Grayson put out an op-ed in the USA Today, ripping President Obama for intervening in the escalating conflict in Iraq between the terror group ISIS and the Iraqi government.
Grayson, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, began his op-ed asking: “Who is right on military intervention in Iraq: President Obama, or the American people? I say that it’s the people.”
Grayson provided a measurement of the American blood and treasure lost in Iraq, stating 4,425 Americans were killed; 250,000 returned home with permanent brain injuries, and that the United States spent $2 trillion.
“Now Iraqi leaders want our help again. But the U.S. military is not a yo-yo,” Grayson wrote.
Obama’s very limited airstrikes are nothing more than a brush at trying to look aggressive against terrorists by the Obama administration, kind of like what Clinton did in 1998, when he launched cruise missile against suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan and the Sudan.
Grayson believes that if the Iraqi people do not want to defend themselves, than why should the U.S. feel compelled to defend them?
“Iraqi soldiers outnumber the Islamic State by more than 100 to 1, but they won’t fight,” Grayson wrote. “In one town, a band of ISIS fighters announced their approach with a devastatingly effective weapon: a bullhorn. Iraqi soldiers fled. If the Iraqis won’t defend themselves, then why should we? And when will we start solving our own problems?”-Rep. Alan Grayson