A few weeks ago, most of ISIL terrorists were out in the open desert driving from city to city where they could have easily been destroyed. Following Obama’s punitive bombing to rescue the Yazidi, most have gone to ground in populated areas.
This is yet another display of the Obama Doctrine incarnate. Obama hasn’t cared that ISIL has been slaughtering Christians in Iraq. But when they go after the Yazidi, a Zoroastrian tribal cult, he takes punitive action which only causes the Jihadis to dig in.
Taking action too little, too late, Obama’s only accomplishment in Iraq has been to lose the war that he declared he won by pulling out all American troops, which he is now blaming on President Bush. Barry’s little bombing campaign, to hit a few pieces of heavy equipment that ISIL captured from the Iraqis has been to “open an escape route” for the Yazidi from the mountain where they have taken refuge, has done nothing to blunt the Jihadis. Rather, his petty response has only caused most of the terrorist army to meld into the conquered population so as not to be caught out in the open as they were just weeks ago when they could have easily been annihilated.
Obama opposed the war in Iraq saying it was never a war against terrorists. He campaigned on pulling all American troops out of Iraq and did so, declaring a victory he did not earn. His action left terrorists a region in which to regroup, and they have done so with a vengeance. From the victory that President Bush built, Obama has snatched a defeat for the world in general and the Iraqi people in particular. The nation he called his shining example of diplomatic success has become a cesspool of Jihadis intent on murdering Christians, Jews, and any others who do not join them, and the Leader of the Free World will not step up to the plate to strike them down.
OBAMA 2011: “We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations. And we are ending a war, not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.”