I’m not one that can stomach much more of this speechifying, but remember this?
Al Qaeda is on the run… right, right, right…
During the third and final presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney slipped in an aside about Mali that attracted some derision on Twitter at the time, but now looks wise in retrospect.
With the Arab Spring, came a great deal of hope that there would be a change towards more moderation, and opportunity for greater participation on the part of women in public life, and in economic life in the Middle East. But instead, we’ve seen in nation after nation, a number of disturbing events. Of course we see in Syria, 30,000 civilians having been killed by the military there. We see in — in Libya, an attack apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against — against our people there, four people dead.
Mitt Romney knew about the danger in Mali by the third debate. Obama must have as well. After the debacle in Libya, one would think the Commanders in Extremis Force would have moved closer to Northern Mali. There was even enough time to deploy one of the 14 carrier battle groups.
Instead, this White House has chosen to lead from behind the French, for Goodness sake. All we get is silence. Silence on Benghazi, silence on Mali, silence on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
It’s almost like we lost The War on Terror and nobody told us. I can’t think of a thing the enemy would have demanded upon our surrender that we haven’t already given them. And now we have a president that refuses to protect Americans. It’s unprecedented.
I am reminded of Bill Whittle’s speech some time ago:
That is what a president would sound like.
TOTUS is so busy bashing the NRA- there is no time to discuss protection of Americans.