john kirby-no boots

Barack Hussein Obama promised there would be no American boots on the ground in Syria.

Sort of like, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

And seventy more Obama lies, courtesy of Politifact. (Only 70? Must have been from his first week in office.)

Via Free Beacon:

The State Department said Monday that the Obama administration never promised “no boots on the ground” in Syria, despite nearly two years’ worth of reassurances from President Obama that say otherwise.

State Department spokesman John Kirby categorically denied that Obama vowed not to send U.S. forces to Syria to fight the ISIS, which led to a heated exchange between Kirby and Associated Press reporter Matt Lee.

“For months and months and months, the mantra from the president and everyone else in the administration has been ‘no boots on the ground,’ and now–” Lee said before Kirby cut him off.

“No, that is not true,” Kirby said.

“What?” Lee asked in disbelief.

“It’s just not true, Matt,” Kirby said.

“It is,” Lee shot back.

“That’s just not true,” Kirby said again….

Obama said that he was “not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach” in August 2013. He repeated the claim the next day, saying that while the United States would be taking “military action” in Syria, it would not involve “boots on the ground.”

In September of that year, the president said that Syria “is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistan,” and vowed again that America’s “military plan…does not involve boots on the ground.”

He used the mantra six more times that September, again in February 2014, three times in September 2014, once in November 2014, once in February 2015, and again in July 2015.

Obama announced Monday that he would send 250 more U.S. troops to fight ISIS in Syria, a significant addition to the 50 U.S. special operations forces already fighting there.

And this, via Free Beacon: 15 Times Obama Said He Would Not Put American Boots on the Ground in Syria


CNN: Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria


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