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Obama Goes to UN, Lies, Claims “Mission Accomplished” in Afghanistan
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 25, 2013 @ 6:04 pm In The Point | 23 Comments
It’s become an annual tradition. Every time Obama heads to the UN, it’s time to break out the crazy lies. Last time he blamed a YouTube video for the September 11 attacks. This time he’s claiming that the War in Afghanistan was won.
“Next year, an international coalition will end its war in Afghanistan, having achieved its mission of dismantling the core of al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11., Obama said.
The disastrous Afghan surge had little to do with Al Qaeda which was hardly a presence by that point in Afghanistan. Obama had the intelligence that showed this was the case.
As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama’s description Tuesday of the al Qaeda “cancer” in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country.
But that hasn’t stopped him from repeating the same crazy lie again and again.
The United States was mainly battling the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorist allies like the Haqqani network. Neither of those have been defeated.
Al Qaeda hasn’t been defeated either. It just broke up into regional franchises and is more dangerous than ever. Zawahiri is still on the loose.
Obama lied about why the surge was needed. Now he’s repeating the same lie to explain why he’s withdrawing.
“For the United States, these new circumstances have also meant shifting away from a perpetual war-footing,” Obama said.
Obama attacked Libya in his first term and now wants to bomb Syria. And at the same time he’s bizarrely claiming that he’s shifting away from a war footing.
This man is just a shameless compulsive liar.
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