The ISIS Creation Myth (Newsweek)
Yet the story of ISIS’s rise is far more complex, former U.S. officials and Middle East analysts say. While both Bush and Obama deserve some blame, ISIS could not have become such a battle-hardened, well-funded jihadi group without the help of leaders and sympathizers in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the Sunni monarchies of the Persian Gulf. Their support for ISIS—over Washington’s objections—underscores the limits of American power and influence in the region. As Douglas Ollivant, a former director for Iraq on the National Security Council for both Bush and Obama, puts it: “We Americans are the supporting cast, not the lead actors.”
Now the speech.
CNN.com - Bush makes historic speech aboard warship - May. 1, 2003
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. We have removed an ally of Al Qaida and cut off a source of terrorist funding.
AQ and Saddam- Right - you still buy that BS?
I am not well educated.
My grammar sucks.
Much to old to give a hoot about it at this point in life.
Next I am quite comfortable financially.
Next if you wish to bring up or criticize my grammar - well piss off.
Good now that this issue has been addressed we shall carry on with the discussion.
Bush noted Saddam and AQ - Funding - do you believe that Saddam funded AQ?
Went against the WH and Cheney line.
His replacement was announced approx a tad over a year ahead of time.
Effectively ending his carrier.
Why was the surge needed?