In 2014, al Qaeda is bigger, stronger and more dangerous, thanks to President Obama’s disastrous Middle East policies of abandoning Iraq and supporting the Arab Spring.
In 2011, Iraq had a chance to establish an ordered government. However, Obama failed to negotiate a status-of-forces agreement with Prime Minister Maliki that would have left a portion of U.S. troops to keep order. The result, al Qaeda and other terrorists filled the vacuum.
Today, we see the outcome, as al Qaeda fighters linked to the Islamic state in Iraq and Levant, have taken over Fullujah and parts of Ramadi. This is important because Iraq is a big, populated country and possesses the world’s fifth largest oil reserves.
But, don’t forget the Arab Spring. As Obama actively led and supported the overthrow of Middle East dictators, civil wars ensued and a powerful, well-organized al Qaeda was more than happy to fill the void. Today, al Qaeda and its affiliates have stolen our weapons and are fighting in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, and Africa.
Sadly, Obama’s politically driven policies have tipped the scales in favor of al Qaeda and other terrorists as Christians are being persecuted. Once again, America’s power and prestige have diminished, and we are in more danger.