February 13, 2013

Obama's Delusions of a Defeated al Qaeda

I'm never sure whether President Obama is lying, is using words just nuanced enough to avoid the label of a "lie" but which intentionally mislead, or if he's really just that ignorant. I like to give the benefit of the doubt to people, but when all your options mean you're either a liar, a scumbag, or a fool then I'm not sure which is the most charitable?

Over at the UK's Telegraph, Con Coughlin, the paper's defense editor, takes on Obama's SOTU address:

There are times, such as last night's State of the Union address, when I think President Barack Obama has taken leave of reality. How he can claim, when half the Arab world is being overrun by Islamist militants, that al-Qaeda is now a shadow of its former self is beyond comprehension.


Is he forgetting that it is only five months since Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, died following an attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi by al-Qaeda militants? Is he unaware of al-Qaeda's takeover of large swathes of North Africa? Hasn't anyone told him that al-Qaeda is now playing an active role in trying to overthrow the Assad regime in Damascus, as well as infiltrating other Islamist movements in places such as Egypt and Tunisia?


By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:27 AM | Comments |