Liberal New York Paper: “Al Qaeda Nation is Being Born. The World is Reaping What Obama Helped Sow.”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The New York Daily News is usually predictably liberal. It’s downright hysterical on gun control. But it, like every other New York City paper without the word “Times” in it, endorsed Mitt Romney.

And the Daily News front page and editorial really blasted Obama.

“Al Qaeda Nation is being bloodily born before the world’s eyes. The world is reaping what Obama helped sow,” the front page of the Daily News declares.

Highly organized and bloodthirsty, the radical Islamist army called ISIS took but a few days to subjugate the cities of northern Iraq as it dreams of taking over the entire country — while President Obama played it cynically cool.

The group’s stunning, barbaric march prompted the President on Friday to offer to review a range of options because America has “a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria.”

Returned now to the White House from a long-weekend family vacation in California, the President must face the awful reality that he dodged last week:

ISIS is already firmly in charge of large swaths of both of those countries, has ambitions to devour more and is showily slaughtering scores of captured and unarmed prisoners.

Al Qaeda Nation is being bloodily born before the world’s eyes.

The battle — for now and surely for the long run — has been lost, in no small part because Obama declined to show strength at crucial moments when strength was needed. Still worse, boxed in by his own failures, he’s flailing for a strategy desperately enough to consider partnering with Iran.

Yes, that Iran, the country whose regime has held Americans hostage, exported terror against the U.S., supplied weapons to insurgents who killed American troops in the Iraq War and driven insistently toward nuclear weapons capability. Just this month, the grand ayatollah there scoffed, “American cannot do a damn thing.”

Yes, that Iran. The taste in the mouth is awful.

The world is reaping what Obama helped sow.

Elected on the promise of ending the Iraq War, the President was true to his word. He wound down the conflict, enabling Vice President Joe Biden to boast in 2010 that Iraq was “one of the great achievements of this administration.”

“We’re leaving behind a stable and self-reliant Iraq,” Obama said in 2011 as the last U.S. troops left a war that cost nearly 4,500 of them their lives.

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his fighters marched into Obama’s vacuum, seized territory in southern Syria and proclaimed in January that he planned to create his own domain by taking ground in Iraq, including the capital Baghdad.

He also made clear that he had a larger target, saying on an audio recording:

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day. So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

You can’t say that Obama wasn’t warned.

The editorial concludes….

The toll wreaked by his disengagement from the world and retreat from the use of American influence is severe. While ISIS expands its reach with summary executions possibly running into the thousands, Obama is left to offload onto Maliki all responsibility for the chaos that’s happened and all that’s to come.

That’s the easy way for Obama to escape admitting that he blew it.
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  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama and MSNBC will of course tout this as a ‘success’. The world’s first or second fully functioning legitimate terrorist state which uses terrorism and atrocities as a legitimate tool of both foreign and domestic policy. No, seriously, they will call this progress and a liberal victory.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Is it fair to put the ultimate blame on Obama? It’s Saudi Arabia that funds the jihadi in Syria. Eager to move in on the uprising against Assad, Saudi oil-barons underwrite the world-wide call for jihad.

    The Daily News cites a narrow window of opportunity where we might have supported moderates. But this is speculative. And it isn’t clear if our intel enables us to identify moderates. After all every Muslims is a moderate in the eyes of the Obama regime (least we be Islamophobic.)

    The Islamic civil war is driven by Islam. Of course, Obama seems to support every fundamentalist and throws every secularist under the bus. This may be a case where Obama is not to blame but not being disposed to oppose Islamism he is a moral accomplice.

  • BMS

    This incompetent Community Organizer Americans have elected to be President of the United States, twice no less, should be impeached before he totally destroys this country and the free world.

    • laura r

      “should” is meaningless

  • zoomie

    i watched rachel madow for a few seconds yesterday. all she could do is .itch about the interviews of people who knew what is happening. she was .itching that these were the people who got us into this mess, Wolfowitz, Bremmer, etc.

    she simply can’t remember when her man boy was elected iraq was doing pretty good. it was on the right track.

    what passes for modern liberalism is now a complete rejection of reality. an inability to discern reality is a classic definition of insanity.

    Todd Beamer had it right, Lets Roll.

  • nomoretraitors

    If even the NY Daily News sees through him, it must be bad

  • Pat

    Thank you pResident Hussein Obongo!

  • givenswayne

    Obama is the enemy within , Seriously he needs to be arrested while still in office and prosecuted to the full extent of the law , He is not above the law as he seems to believe , I pray for the day of his execution before the American people for his crimes against the United States of America ..

  • Abberline

    The New York Daily News is what we call “Blue Collar Liberal” meaning most of its readers find The New York Times to be too “egghead’. Most of the time it is a dumb and boring liberal newspaper (Mike Lupica the diminutive sportswriter does a political column as well where he regularly bashes the supine George W. Bush). Occasionally though it does have moments of sanity.

  • fatebekind

    Poor Mike Lupica must have filled his Depends when he saw all those AK-47s on the cover of the Daily News. He probably had to hide under Denis Hamill’s desk until they convinced him that Sarah Palin wasn’t coming to get him.