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.