You people are like a blaming the fireman because he didn't reconstruct the home after he put out the fire.
The CIA said this.“It’s harder to end a war than begin one,” Obama said at Fort Bragg. “Indeed, everything that American troops have done in Iraq--all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training and the partnering--all of it has led to this moment of success. Now, Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many challenges ahead. But we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations. And we are ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.”And the NYTimes said this.In February, CIA Director John Brennan told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that al Qaeda camps on both sides of the Syrian-Iraq border are a threat to the United States.
"Do you believe that there are training camps that have been established on either side of the Iraqi or Syrian border for the purposes of training al Qaida operatives?" House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers asked Brennan.
Brennan said: "There are camps inside of both Iraq and Syria that are used by al Qaida to develop capabilities that are applicable both in the theater as well as beyond.”
Chairman Rogers asked: "Do you believe that that ungoverned space presents a real threat to the United States of America, via al Qaida operations, or the West?”
"I do," said Brennan.“President Obama’s announcement on Friday that all American troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year was an occasion for celebration for many, but some top American military officials were dismayed by the announcement, seeing it as the president's putting the best face on a breakdown in tortured negotiations with the Iraqis. And for the negotiators who labored all year to avoid that outcome, it represented the triumph of politics over the reality of Iraq's fragile security's requiring some troops to stay, a fact everyone had assumed would prevail.”
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When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
As much as it pains me to agree with you, we almost have no choice to DO whatever it takes to stop them. This is like allowing the Drug Cartels to grow in power and scope. Look what they're doing to the southern border. Criminal behavior wants to grow unchecked, like Hitler and other conquerors. All they know is rule by fear and destruction. It's only going to get worse.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.