Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama: Boots On The Ground For Ebola, But Not For ISIS

Good to see where this administration's priorities lie:

U.S. to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

The new U.S. muscle comes after appeals from the region and from aid organizations for a heightened U.S. role in combatting the outbreak blamed for more than 2,200 deaths.

Juxtapose that with his ISIS response: Obama promises no U.S. ground war against ISIS

So, boots on the ground to expose our troops to a very deadly and, by all reports, newly highly-communicable disease, but not against the human virus that is radical Islam.

Top. Men.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

There are already over 1300 boots on the ground in Iraq, whether they publicize it or not...