[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ISIS continues on the warpath, devouring cities that were once won and secured by American forces. With President Obama yanking troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, ISIS has rolled into countless cities to wreak havoc and commit atrocities. Further, they have strengthened as they march on, acquiring U.S.-provided military equipment from vanquished Iraqi forces.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]So, who is to blame for this mess? Is it George W. Bush who warned that removing ourselves rapidly from the area would create this kind of power vacuum? Or is it Barack Obama who, despite military advisers warning of exactly this kind of bloodshed, pulled troops from Iraq in a policy of “cut’n’run?”
According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, it’s retired General Petraeus’ fault.
Recently, CNN asked Pelosi:
“General Petraeus said last night that we are losing the war in Iraq. How do you see it?”
Pelosi responded, “Well General Petraeus had the responsibility to train the troops in Iraq. I remember going over there on any number of occasions and hearing from him that he had trained 175,000 Iraqi troops and personnel so that they can take over their own effort. I would ask him about that. I think the number was far smaller than was represented to us.”
Let’s get something very clear here: virtually every military adviser has raged against Obama’s policy of deserting Iraq. However one views the Iraq War, the fact is that we are committed now and removing our presence only encourages a foothold for Muslim militants.
Whatever happened to “the buck stops here?” Pelosi should place blame where it belongs: on our so-called “Commander-in-Chief.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]