But Bush hasn’t been president for more than six years now. Obama simply refuses to own up to his administration’s critical errors.
That leaves it up to others to set his miserable record straight.
Keane called Obama’s remarks “inaccurate.”
Al Qaeda, he said, existed before the Bush-era invasion. The terrorists did not want to see the invasion succeed, as the subsequent establishment of a democratic Iraq would be a direct threat to the terrorist organization’s existence.
Yet despite their opposition, by 2008, Al Qaeda was defeated (H/T No More Cocktails).
“I saw the intercepts,” said Keane. “It was over for Al Qaeda.”
For the next three years, the terrorist organization was not a force of any consequence. Then, in 2011, during the Obama presidency, American military forces left Iraq.
“Al Qaeda re-emerged (in the vacuum created) by a result of our political and military withdrawal,” Keane stated.
The general concluded that the president “can’t run from that harsh reality.”
No, but he can blame it on Bush. That’s been his modus operandi since he took up residence in the White House.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune