Saturday, August 10, 2013
I'm not sure if losing Iraq was the goal or simply the result of stupidity and incompetence, but it's Mission Accomplished for the Obama Administration.
Al Qaeda drives Iraq toward chaos; U.S. withdrawal left door open to sectarian battle for power
Is it neccessary to mention that the MSM rarely mentions the chaos in Iraq? And when it does, does not connect the dots to Obama?Security inside Iraq is unraveling at an alarming pace, and al Qaeda terrorists there aren’t just pulling the thread; they’re setting it on fire.More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in bombings and shootings last month, making July the deadliest month since violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims peaked from 2006 to 2008, the United Nations says.On Thursday, gunmen stormed a policeman’s home in Tikrit and killed him, his wife and their three children. When neighbors later approached the house, a nearby car bomb exploded and killed eight people — a noted al Qaeda tactic, though the terrorist group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.In the past week alone, more than 85 Iraqis have been gunned down or blown up.“We are certainly seeing a rise of al Qaeda in Iraq,” said Anthony Cordesman, a defense analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Jessica Lewis, a research director at the Institute for the Study of War, said in a recent report that al Qaeda in Iraq is “now setting the terms of battle in Iraq for the first time since 2006.”Iraq’s slide toward chaos began in the aftermath of the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops, who had mostly secured the country after its eruption of sectarian violence