Cool story, bro. How is overthrowing governments to bring terrorists to power working out? We can ask whatever Libyans are still in the country. The Egyptians don’t seem like fans.
“The ideology has not been extinguished,” Obama acknowledged in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Peter Bergen on Monday night. “The world is still dangerous. In many ways, the Middle East is in a more chaotic situation.”
But — without directly referring to President George W. Bush’s decisions to send U.S. troops into Afghanistan and then Iraq — Obama said such large-scale operations, which continue to reverberate in the current presidential race, would only make the fight against extremism harder.
Obama said the idea of “sending 100,000 troops to invade every country where an organization like this appears going be counterproductive and, in some ways, feeds the kinds of ideology that we’re fighting.”
Whatever that ideology is. We could name it, but then we’d just be feeding it. Also we can name Obama, but we’d just be feeding him.
All these years later, Obama is still running against the Iraq War. You would think he would have stopped after actually making Iraq worse. His claim that withdrawal would lead to a political solution worked out rather badly. Unless he considers ISIS a good outcome. His illegal regime change operation in Libya, minus the 100,000 troops, worked out also really badly. Unless he considers ISIS a good outcome.