State Dept Memo Proves George W. Bush Was Right After All.
A recent release by the State Department may serve as one of the most damning indictments of Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq in 2011.
by Harold Hutchinson for the Daily Caller
A recent release by the State Department may serve as one of the most damning indictments of Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq in 2011. Why, because of what this release has admitted about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Daesh. For the sake of this article, I’ll just use ISIS. The release, which is announcing a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture (or death) of a senior member of ISIS, says, “Senior ISIL Border Chief Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali has been associated with ISIL, formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq, since 2005.”
If you remember the Iraq war, you’d remember that American troops faced off against al-Qaeda in Iraq. Places like Ramadi, Fallujah, and Anbar – battles where American troops gave all – were fought to defeat al-Qaeda in Iraq, and its successor, the Islamic State of Iraq. In 2010, with an 18 April raid that took out two of that group’s bigwigs, they were on the ropes. Until the 2011 withdrawal, that is.