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Obama reiterates no combat troops in Syria or Iraq

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With the Senate approving the arming of “moderate” rebels in Syria with a vote of 78 – 22, President Obama just finished a brief address to the nation on what comes next. The main takeaway from the speech was the president’s assurance that there will be no U.S. combat ground troops. We. Shall. See.

President Obama: no ground troops will be committed against #ISIS. Today Congress approved funding Syrian rebels. http://t.co/h7nz44iVJH

— KMBC (@kmbc) September 18, 2014

#Obama – U.S. troops will not fight on the ground in Syria or Iraq. American soldiers role is to advise and assist only.

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) September 18, 2014

Obama again says the US will not commit ground troops, salutes work of US pilots in air strikes on IS targets

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 18, 2014

This is the right time to remind everyone Obama is relying on Bush's AUMF's for his operations instead of getting his own.

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) September 18, 2014

Obama: we're taking out their terrorists, we're destroying their vehicles, their equipment and their stockpiles"

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 18, 2014

Obama: When you threaten the US and when you threaten our allies, it unites us, it doesn't divide us

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 18, 2014

Obama: thanks Congress – majority in both parties — for supporting plan to train and equip Syrians

— Paul Singer (@singernews) September 18, 2014

Pres @BarackObama: Here at home I am pleased that congress has NOW voted to support a key element of our strategy: train & equip Syrian army

— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) September 18, 2014

Obama: More than 40 countries have offered assistance

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 18, 2014

Try to keep up, Dave "@davidhauptmann: Now I get it. It's only a "coalition" if France joins it, regardless of how many other countries do"

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 18, 2014

"The House and the Senate have now voted to support a key element of our strategy." —Obama on our strategy to degrade and destroy #ISIL

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 18, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/18/obama-addresses-the-nation-no-combat-troops-in-syria-or-iraq-does-anyone-believe-him/

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