Here’s a smidgen from Dick and Liz Cheney’s op-ed in today’s WSJ:
In one Arab capital, a senior official pulled out a map of Syria and Iraq. Drawing an arc with his finger from Raqqa province in northern Syria to Anbar province in western Iraq, he said, “They will control this territory. Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don’t the Americans care?”
Our president doesn’t seem to. Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing. He seems blithely unaware, or indifferent to the fact, that a resurgent al Qaeda presents a clear and present danger to the United States of America.
The tragedy unfolding in Iraq today is only part of the story. Al Qaeda and its affiliates are resurgent across the globe. According to a recent Rand study, between 2010 and 2013, there was a 58% increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist terror groups around the world. During that same period, the number of terrorists doubled.
In the face of this threat, Mr. Obama is busy ushering America’s adversaries into positions of power in the Middle East. First it was the Russians in Syria. Now, in a move that defies credulity, he toys with the idea of ushering Iran into Iraq. Only a fool would believe American policy in Iraq should be ceded to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.
You should go read the whole thing.
Harry Reid apparently did and then decided to go to the Senate floor to bash Dick and Liz Cheney and pretend like Obama is going to fix the current situation in Iraq:
Maybe Harry Reid has forgotten, but he was one of the Democrats legitimizing the need to go into Iraq. Let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane and see what these Democrats were saying in the lead up to the Iraq war:
Harry Reid was for the war before he was against it. And now he pretends that Obama is going to somehow meet this new ISIS challenge in Iraq?
Perhaps he really is mentally ill.