By John W. Lillpop
While Barack Obama vacations in comfort and luxury on the island of Oahu, his foreign policy disasters continue to wreak havoc throughout the world.
This time it is the city of Fallujah, Iraq, scene of one of the bloodiest battles that US Marines fought in 2004. That city has been captured by Al-Qaeda, the allegedly ‘decimated’ enemy.
BEIRUT — 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.
In Fallujah, where Marines fought the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war in 2004, the militants appeared to have the upper hand, underscoring the extent to which the Iraqi security forces have struggled to sustain the gains made by U.S. troops before they withdrew in December 2011.”
To those American families who lost brave warriors in Fallujah, this news is particularly distressing, since Obama’s surrender is akin to spitting on the graves of those brave Americans who gave their all in the name of freedom and good.
To Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and other Democrats who support Obama: Is the latest from Fallujah yet another smashing foreign-policy VICTORY for The One?