Skip to comments.President Obama's Distortions on '60 Minutes'
Posted on 09/24/2012 12:13:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Yesterday on CBS' 60 Minutes, Barack Obama made a bold statement--one that voters need to think about long and hard before they cast their ballots:
"Well, let's see what I've done since I came into office. I said I'd end the war in Iraq. I did. I said that we'd go after al Qaeda. They've been decimated in the Fatah. That we'd go after bin Laden. He's gone. So I've executed on my foreign policy. And it's one that the American people largely agree with. So if Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so."
Saying that the president's self-congratulatory remark was overreaching is being too kind. For instance, his claim that he ended the war in Iraq contradicts the reality on the ground. Iraq is still at war and is coming unglued, and it's largely due to the fact that the U.S. got out of Iraq before the job was finished.
Christians are being persecuted en masse; Sunni and Shia Muslims are killing each other almost daily; and Iran is steadily increasing its influence in Iraq. So the truth is that President Obama didn't end the war in Iraq. He simply abandoned Iraq's leaders and forced them to fend for themselves.
The president's assertion that he has "executed" his foreign policy where al Qaeda is concerned is equally disingenuous. It's true that he can claim that Osama bin Laden was killed on his watch, but al Qaeda is increasing its influence throughout the Middle East and Africa in countries that are in turmoil today largely due to Obama's foreign policy mishaps. Prior to Obama taking office in 2008, al Qaeda was in decline, but today in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria, for example, al Qaeda is positioned to exert considerable influence
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3 items does not a foreign policy make!!!