Maybe because it is? Nah, that can't be it. Nothing's his fault.
MSNBC: Iraq’s collapse is a problem ...because people might think it’s Obama’s fault
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In the last few days, city after city has fallen to a massive army of Al Qaeda offshoot terrorists called ISIS. As the Daily Beast puts it, ISIS is the terrorist organization so extreme that it was “booted” from Al Qaeda proper. They organized, trained, took Mosul and, as a result, have now confiscated gobs of formerly-U.S. military hardware.
With the fall of Mosul on Tuesday, Iraq’s al Qaeda offshoot has not only seized the country’s second-largest city, it appears it also has come into possession of the heavy weapons and vehicles the U.S. military had provided Iraq’s military to fight them.
Now, the Independent reports that Baghdad is preparing for the worst as the army of Islamic militants threatens to overrun the capital city.
Islamist militants are closing in on Baghdad after capturing two towns north of Iraq’s capital.
Officials said Iraqi soldiers abandoned their posts with no resistance when fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) pushed into Diyala province.
The UN said hundreds have been killed - with militants carrying out summary executions of civilians in Mosul, including 17 civilians in one street.
A dozen Iraqi security personnel were also killed and four women committed suicide after being raped.
UNAMI, the UN’s mission to Iraq, estimates that almost 1,000 people may have been injured in recent days and half a million residents have fled Mosul.
So, with all of that in mind, we turn to MSNBC’s Tamron Hall. She was discussing the situation with Time Magazine’s Bobby Ghosh, and she wants to make sure everyone is aware of her deep, heartfelt concern. Oh, she doesn’t care so much about the conditions in Iraq, the squandered U.S. lives, or the vast amounts of money this country spent.
She’s worried that people might blame Barack Obama for what’s happening.
But, realistically Bobby, Iraq cannot forever be the U.S.’ problem. We know what happened. The loss of lives and treasure. We know the great divide that the war created within politics here, but when you see an elder statesman like Senator John McCain yet again saying a country, another country now needs the intervention of the United States and blaming this on the current administration, knowing that this President all along disagreed with the war and was largely the reason he was elected here. This then drives it back into the domestic politics of ‘it’s Obama’s fault.’
Heaven forbid that - after five disastrous years - Barack Obama be held accountable for the unending, catastrophic, failure of his foreign policy.
After all, nothing is Obama’s fault. The economy’s not Obama’s fault, the smallest workforce in 35 years is not Obama’s fault, illegal immigration is not Obama’s fault, IRS abuses are not Obama’s fault, unconstitutional NSA overreach is not Obama’s fault, Benghazi was not Obama’s fault, the VA waitlist scandal is not Obama’s fault, and on, and on, and on.
Heck. We’re sure he’s just learning about the Iraqi situation now - by watching it unfold on the news - just like all of you.Robert Laurie -- Bio and Archives | Click to view Comments