Skip to comments.ANOTHER Obama Success Story – Flag of Al-Qaeda Flies Over Fallujah
Posted on 01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST by markomalley
Another Obama success story
When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won.
Today the flag of Al-Qaeda flies over Fallujah.
It only took five years for Obama to lose all US gains in Iraq.
(video at link)
The Washington Post reported:
A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.
The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.
Al Qaeda fighters march in Fallujah, Iraq this week.
I’m sure the minions at MSNBC are high-fiving each other over this.
Headlines of the paper today,my husband just read it to me-unreal.
Obama couldn't have done it without GWB getting the ball rolling.
Obama is a stuttering c********** of a miserable tyrant.
Might be an Obama success story. He aids the Muslim Brotherhood. He overthrows and destabilizes governments in the Middle East and North Africa. He sends arms to known terrorists. He spreads chaos throughout the region that favors the Islamists.
Sorry, but Fallujah was lost the day Bush chose Door #2, as I thought he would.
His use of the term "war" was correct, but that's the only thing that he was right about.
One can only imagine what those who survived the battle for Fallujah are thinking, and one can only imagine how many more in the electorate will vote for this same crew of “Progressives” in power.
In 2008 a few Obama supporters were running around a local supermarket dressed in black with “Obama” in white lettering on the front.
The similarities in dress code of those Al Qaeda types and those Obama supporters is eerie.
Given what Clown Prince nobama desires, this is “mission accomplished”.
I think the whole objective was to provide a stable, secular, non-terrorist supporting state in the ME. Don’t forget that, in practice, Saddam did depict himself as an Islamic warrior, although it was mostly for eye-appeal and the rights of minorities, as long as they didn’t give him any trouble, were more or less protected.
However, I think it’s pretty undeniable that he was involved in encouraging terrorism elsewhere - Iraq’s well-trained special secret forces were known for turning up involved in seemingly non-Iraq related incidents. And there is also the fact that he and Bush had an antagonistic history that went back decades. I have always thought that Saddam was probably behind the OKC bombing; don’t forget that one of the first people sought, until the story was sanitized, was an Iraqi based in Germany who was known to be an Iraqi government terrorist operative. This certainly would have given a lot of personal motivation to Bush to go after Iraq.
However, the big problem was that we did the usual, winning the war but losing the peace. When Japan and Germany were occupied, it was a very strictly enforced and also long-lasting occupation that gave those countries time to restructure themselves to become modern states. On the other hand, because Bush (probably at the urging of the Saudis) was terrified of offending Muslims, he never let the occupation government in Iraq impose the strict governance that would have been required. And in fact, by letting Iraq enshrine Islam in its constitution (something he did not have to do and originally was not going to permit), he guaranteed that it would never become a functional modern state.
So when the Muslim Princeling took office, everything was ready-made for him to revert it back almost immediately to a primitive Muslim terrorist hell-hole, his favorite kind of “state.”
Just like this miscreant to piss away the sacrifices of thousands of Americans.
the best analysis , well written and to the point.This is accurate.Its easy now to blame Bush..the Blame belongs to Obama...Iraq was VN redo..we win the war and sell out the peace. Just so depressing and disgusting.
This is one success story in Obama’s war against non-muslims.
It's surprising how little Americans learned from the Lyndon Johnson administration. You don't let some @sshole from Texas launch a military campaign in a Third World sh!t-hole and expect to get any positive results from it.
If that were the case, then how did the U.S. ever allow the Iraqi government to draft a new constitution in which Islam is established as the official state religion?
"War on Terror," my @ss.
How do you take down a super power?
Let the one known as "obama" and those behind the curtain demonstrate the many steps of transformation to new ownership.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
Did we miss that generational window? We're already living those sunset years he spoke of here in the post 9/11 American lockdown.
...as well as Nuclear weapons in Iran and Chemical weapons in Syria.
And both you and grania are correct. Afghanistan and Iraq were Bush II's to win or lose. But Bush wouldn't make the really tough decisions. And so we will lose both wars.
Al-Qaeda is able to return to Iraq because Bush never destroyed them.
To blame Obama now is like blaming Nixon or Ford for the loss of Vietnam. Vietnam belonged to LBJ. Iraq and Afghanistan belong to Bush.
How people love to bash Bush, when really, truly, and actually there exists a Congress that fully supported the action.
I hear John MeCain is flying over for a photo-op with the “Freedom Fighters”.
A war in which victory must be preserved by an open-ended commitment of continued expenditure of blood and money is no victory at all. The old conservative reputation for superior national security prowess can not be regained with such foolish defenses of Bush's incompetence.
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