UPDATE: Democrats have been working assiduously to blame the ISIS invasion of Iraq during the Obama administration on the decision of George W. Bush, with the authorization of a bipartisan super majority of Congress including then Senator Hillary Clinton, to liberate Iraq back in 2003.
Here is the reality.
Bush’s Surge routed al Qeada in Iraq and won the Iraq War back in 2008.
In a 2011 speech to the paratroopers at Ft. Bragg, Obama declared the Iraq War a success and patted himself on the back for withdrawing the American troops which maintained the Iraqi military:
We knew this day would come. We’ve known it for some time. But still there is something profound about the end of a war that has lasted so long. It’s harder to end a war than begin one. Everything that American troops have done in Iraq – all the fighting, all the dying, the bleeding and the building and the training and the partnering, all of it has landed to this moment of success.
A year later, al Qeada in Iraq reconstituted itself in Syria as ISIS and re-invaded Iraq in 2013. The Iraqi military which Obama abandoned crumbled.
When ISIS conquered the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Obama blew off ISIS as a “JV team.”
After ISIS overran nearly a third of Iraq and closed on the capital of Baghdad, Obama finally ordered a military response – a completely ineffective handful of air strikes.
Even as he condemned the ISIS for murdering and raping their way across the the Middle East, Obama took the opportunity at the National Prayer Breakfast (of all events) to insist that the “Islamic State” is not Islamic and that Christians are morally comparable to these barbarians.
After ISIS conquered the Iraqi city of Ramadi a few days ago, this administration said that we should not “light our hair on fire every time there is a setback.”
Yet, this is all George Bush’s fault?