The Obama Administration’s disconnect on its policy in Iraq and it policy in Syria is stunning. Barack was celebrating the fact that he got us out of Iraq:
“When you’re commander in chief, you owe the troops a plan,” Obama said. On Afghanistan, Obama needled Romney for opposing the 2014 timeline for ending the war. “You know what? That’s not a plan for America’s security,” he said. . . .
Four years later, Obama said Monday: “We’re leading around the world. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go.”
So how is that Iraq thing working out?
The headline from USA Today tells the whole story–Iraq attacks kill 110 in deadliest day in 2 years
A startling spasm of violence shook more than a dozen Iraqi cities Monday, killing more than 100 people in coordinated bombings and shootings and wounding twice as many in the country’s deadliest day in more than two years.
The attacks came only days after al-Qaeda announced it would attempt a comeback with a new offensive against Iraq’s weakened government.
With the U.S. military gone and the government mired in infighting, the Iraqi wing of al-Qaeda has vowed to retake areas it once controlled and push the nation back toward civil war. Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Monday’s attacks, nearly all of them struck in the capital and in northern Iraqi cities where al-Qaeda can most easily regain a foothold.
Meanwhile, in Syria, Barack and his “crack” National Security team are enabling the very guys who are carrying out the attacks in Iraq.
President Barack Obama warned Syria’s Bashar Assad on Monday that he will be held accountable if he makes the “tragic mistake” of using chemical weapons on his own people.
His blunt warning came shortly after Syria—gripped by deadly violence since an uprising against Assad that began early last year—threatened to use chemical and biological weapons if attacked from the outside. It was the first formal admission from Damascus that the regime, long a close partner of Iran, has weapons of mass destruction. . . .
Obama said he was “working for a transition so the Syrian people can have a better future, free of the Assad regime.”
Tough talk predicated on the bizarre belief that we must get rid of Assad in order to stop Iran. News flash for these clueless boobs–Iraq is under the control of Iran. The leadership in Iraq was protected by Iran when Saddam Hussein was in power. The terrorists killing hundreds in Iraq are the same guys who are spearheading the effort to dump Assad in Syria.
Look at how we have reacted to the senseless murder of 12 in Colorado–flags at half mast, national mourning, wall to wall cable coverage. Do you think the Iraqis might be feeling more pain with the senseless murder of 110 Iraqis yesterday? Bet your ass they do.
And Barack Obama believes, in his delusional world, that his policy has inspired more confidence in America’s leadership? What a crock!
Instead of helping Assad to contain the rising tide of terror inspired by Sunni extremists who are in league with Al Qaeda in Iraq, Obama is sending signals that he will welcome their take over of Syria. Mark this moment carefully. We are witnessing the rise of a new wave of Islamic terrorism in the Middle East that will not be easily contained and will bite us again in the ass.