August 21, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
U.S. Tried to Rescue Journalist James Foley From Islamic State Captors in Syria (DION NISSENBAUM and ADAM ENTOUS, Aug. 21, 2014, WSJ)
U.S. Special Operations forces mounted an unsuccessful mission inside Syria earlier this summer to try to rescue several Americans held by Islamic extremists, including the journalist who was beheaded this week, senior Obama administration officials said.President Barack Obama ordered the secret operation, the first of its kind by the U.S. inside Syrian territory since the start of the civil war, after the U.S. received intelligence the Americans were being held by the extremist group known as Islamic State at a specific facility in a sparsely populated area inside Syria. Among the group, intelligence agencies believed at the time, was James Foley, the U.S. journalist whose beheading was shown in a grisly video released Tuesday.
Where do these neocons get off unilaterally invading other countries....Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2014 1:34 PM