After Team Obama’s horrid handling of the terrible tragedy in Benghazi, does anyone out there really cling to the left’s quickly unraveling yarn that this administration has a strong record on foreign policy and national security?
Sure, the prez and veep continue to chant the mantra that “Osama bin Laden is dead” — and, without a doubt, that’s a good thing. Problem is: al Qaeda is very much alive.
Indeed, the US intelligence community told us that the “demonstrators” who murdered four Americans last month in Libya are a pro-al Qaeda group, likely associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
But the al Qaeda threat is increasing elsewhere in Africa, too, in places like Mali and Nigeria. And in the Middle East, it’s making a comeback in Iraq and running rampant next door in Syria, which is becoming “Islamist Central.”
Al Qaeda is just part of the problem in Syria: After nearly 20 months of US passivity in that nation’s civil war, the death toll now tops 30,000. And “Basher” Assad, no friend of ours, is still running the place.