Although I am a stalwart supporter of President Obama, I object to sending troops to Iraq to determine what additional training the Iraqis need. (“Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution,” June 19)
After 10-plus years, and refusing the U.S. offer for a status of forces agreement, it seems as if the Iraqis now want assistance from the hand Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is all too willing to bite. If they haven’t learned to fight yet, they are not going to.
As a friend of mine says: “It’s like teaching a pig to sing: You can’t, and it just annoys the pig.”
Brian J. Sheppard, Encino