Most conservatives in their efforts to attack the administration on Iraq, falsely believe that America has sole discretion in how Iraq handles its own security. They do happen to have their own elected government. Conservatives also forget that George Bush made a U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement, that gave a hard deadline for U.S. troop withdrawals.
...a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011
But reality is meaningless to the conservarazzi and to beltway media elites so we have Mitt Romney telling Bob Schieffer on CBS' Face The Nation, that Obama should have kept our troops there indefinitely.
Romney: First of all what we should have done by now is have American troops staying by in Iraq, that's something we argued for years ago, the president didn't do it.
And about those pesky terrorist groups in Syria:
Likewise we should have armed the moderates in Syria a long time ago so they'd be able to keep something like ISIS from being formed.
They also feel that with the snap of our fingers, America can wipe out all terrorist groups, if only our president cared to do so. And Romney knows best when it comes to the Syrian civil war. See how easy it would have been to crush ISIS before they ever even began. What a genius RMoney is on foreign policy matters.
Romney: I think the president's wrong in saying that under no circumstances will he consider ground troops. No one wants to see our own ground troops there, but if you're going to defeat something you don't tell the enemy exactly what you plan on doing or what you won't do, you say, 'We're going to defeat you regardless of the consequence.'
Saying "we will defeat you," is all that's needed to defeat ISIS, who knew?
Then Bob Schieffer perks up and sternly asks if we should not only send ground troops back into Iraq, but even send them into Syria.
Schieffer: So what you're saying Governor is that if it comes to it, that we may have to send American fighting forces, not just advisers, but American fighting forces on the ground back into Iraq and perhaps into Syria?
Romney: Nobody wants that, but when the President says we're there to destroy ISIS, then you have to recognize that that is a statement which means something. And it doesn't mean something if you say, "Well, we'll destroy it 'unless,' or 'only in the following ways.' You say instead we're going to do whatever it takes to destroy ISIS, and that's something the president is ultimately going to have to make a decision on
Romney never turns away the idea that we could send ground troops into Syria.
RMoney sounds nonsensical throughout the interview. We've been fighting for over a decade with Al-Qaeda and the Taliban so you'd think our media should squash those complaints immediately, but it's the beltway media, so there you go.