Benghazi Attack was Carried Out by Iraqi Al Qaeda from Obama’s “Finished War”

Four years ago, Obama’s position was that we needed to get out of Iraq 5 minutes ago. McCain’s position was that if we left, Al Qaeda would thrive in Iraq and use it as a staging area for carrying out attacks elsewhere. Guess who was right?

So far Al Qaeda bombmakers in Iraq have supplied explosives for a planned attack on the US Embassy in Jordan and Al Qaeda in Iraq were among the core group of fighters who attacked the Benghazi consulate.

Obama claims he ended the War in Iraq. But just because you withdraw from Iraq, doesn’t mean that Al Qaeda can’t carry out attacks against your diplomats wherever you go, using Iraq as a base.

U.S. intelligence believes that assailants connected to al Qaeda in Iraq were among the core group that attacked the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, a U.S. government official told CNN.

The revelation that members of al Qaeda in Iraq are suspected of involvement in the Libya attack comes at a time when there is a growing number of fighters from that group also taking part in the Syrian civil war.

The weakened al Qaeda affiliate has had a resurgence in Iraq since U.S. forces left the country at the end of last year.

Chances of the media calling out Obama on his successful end of the War in Iraq is nearly nil, but it should be noted that the Iraq War isn’t over, its consequences are spreading throughout the region.

Getting out of Iraq isn’t an Obama success. It’s another of his failures that contributed to the Benghazi attack.

  • oldschooltwentysix

    It should be remembered, as well, that Iraq was Bush's folly. The consequences would have played much differently if the US had fulfilled its engagement in Afghanistan and stayed out of Iraq.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Saddam Hussein was already funding terrorists. So no difference in the long run.

      • oldschooltwentysix

        It is impossible to know what would have occurred in the long run, by you or anyone. I don't dispute your facts, just felt it good to add another in the consideration of consequences. We spent $4 trillion there and it is possible that we would be in better shape if we had not diverted and done such a poor job of it.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          The situation did not begin to unravel until the occupation. If we had removed Saddam and replaced him with a more amenable regime, instead of beginning a democracy project, and then pulled out, the lesson would have been taught and there would have been few casualties.

          • oldschooltwentysix

            Perhaps it was not our place to remove him, and we would have been more effective in fighting terrorism by not doing so. Who knows how long he would have lasted and whether that may have proved better than what exists now. In any event, the situation began to unravel from the start because of the faulty plan insisted on by Rumsfeld. The main point is that it's not just Obama that has performed poorly and created unintended consequences. Not to mention the $4 trillion that may have been better spent elsewhere.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Saddam Hussein was already funding terrorists. So no difference in the long run."

        National Geographic has a documentary on Special Operations (military) tasks and showed some deployments in the Bush era. They found a huge mansion in Iraq that was a terrorist tool manufacturing and training facility. There were for example bombs disguised as umbrellas. Did this get reported other than by accident in this documentary? I don't think so. It's clear PROOF that Iraq was a haven for sophisticated terror operations planning and preparation, never mind funding – which occurs everywhere Islamic charity is collected. It's also strong evidence at just how insanely biased the entire media is.

  • Ar'nun

    No kidding. The Libyan Rebelion was run by Iraqi al Qaeda fighters.

    "Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime."

    This is old news, Obama knew this in 2011, he sent US airforce to help them anyways.