By John W. Lillpop
During the trials and travails of the 2012 election, President Obama, with major help from the mainstream media, touted his accomplishments in foreign policy with a ridiculous claim that Al-Qaeda had been decimated during his watch.
Even after the September 11, 2012 murders of four American diplomats at Benghazi, Libya, Obama continued to deny and lie, as reported in the November 1 report at reference 1:
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts.
This comes despite Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magarief, members of Congress, an administration spokesperson, and several press reports suggesting that al Qaeda played a role in the attack.
Recently, on Nov. 1 in Green Bay, Wis., Obama said,
“Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, Al- Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”
Reference 1: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-touts-al-qaeda-s-demise-32-times-benghazi-attack-0
While Obama is still bobbing and weaving to obscure the truth regarding the Benghazi slaughter, Al-Qaeda continues to make headlines, including the recent attack in Algeria where at least one American life was lost to terrorists.
In response to this latest “leading from behind” failure, Obama interrupted his inaugural primping to issue the following statement, as reported at Reference 2:
“This attack is another reminder of the threat posed by al Qaeda and other violent extremist groups in North Africa,” Obama said. “In the coming days, we will remain in close touch with the government of Algeria to gain a fuller understanding of what took place so that we can work together to prevent tragedies like this in the future.”
Excuse me, Mr. President: Is the Al-Qaeda which you now describe as a terrorist threat have any affiliation whatsoever with the Al-Qaeda that you allegedly decimated?