Oh, how he crowed and bragged that he would bring all the US military home from Iraq. Our military was spread thin, tired, and people had developed a lot of resistance against foreign military action. We were all tired, but I was never in favor of getting all our military out of Iraq.
The consequences of leaving Iraq without any US military safeguard was obvious to everyone. We all knew that when we left Iraq to the forces of terrorism and foreign incursion from belligerent countries, all the wonderful things that Iraq was becoming were at stake.
Heck, even I wrote about this three months before the last American military unit left Iraq on December 31, 2011. It must be noted that on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (September 11, 2012), the Benghazi terrorist attack took place which was planned, supported, and executed by the very groups Barack Obama said were out of business.
Now, the smartest guy in the room has created a situation where the Al Qaeda type terrorists have conquered a significant portion of the entire country of Iraq. Tikrit, Mosul, Fallujah, and smaller cities have fallen to the ISIS (Islamic State In Iraq And Syria). Baghdad may be next.
Their stated goal is to form a Caliphate, an Islamic state ruled by Islamic law. Islamic law means Sharia, which is a barbarous collection of brutal, outmoded, and tribal rules which punishes people rather than empowering people. All the empowering is done for the religious elite.
Barack Obama is now responsible for Iraq’s future because the United States of America has deserted those people. You can talk all day long about how they didn’t deserve the Billions of dollars and the thousands of lives we dedicated to the Iraqi people. Obama will have given an entire country to the terrorists with which to do as they wish with no opposition.
Once you let the terrorists take over a country, you have done the stupidest thing possible. You are giving the terrorists an entire country in which to plan, sponsor, and execute terrorist attacks all over the globe.
Obama’s decision to desert Iraq has come around to bite him in his popularity. That’s the only thing that concern’s this guy.