In light of our embassy bombing in Turkey this morning, John Bolton said that if we don’t face up to the reality that the war on terror isn’t over and that Al Qaeda hasn’t been defeated, we’ll see even more bombings from terrorists that are more successful in their eyes.
The war on terror is not over. Al Qaeda has not been defeated. The struggle is spreading and if we don’t face up to that reality we’re going to have another attack on an American embassy that will be even more successful from the terrorist point of view.
We have not strategy! That’s why I’ve been so concerned that the whole sweep from the Atlantic coast of West Africa, through the Middle East, all the way over to Pakistan is deteriorating from the perspective of the United States and its close allies – Israel, Arab countries in the region. The threat of terrorism, the threat of insurrection, the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapon’s program – all growing with no effective response from America or the West.