June 20, 2014

Obama, Not Bush, Is Responsible for Iraq

Charles Krauthammer, National Review

The Associated Press

Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaeda in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office. Which makes Bush responsible for the terrible costs incurred to defeat the 2003-09 jihadist war engendered by his invasion. We can debate forever whether those costs were worth it, but what is not debatable is Obama’s responsibility for the return of the Islamist insurgency that had been routed by the time he became president.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Iraq, Middle East, Syria, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham

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