Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney-Perry, a one-time assistant secretary of state, are speaking out about the series of ‘wrong’ decisions the Obama administration has made that contributed to the uprising possible.
In a scathing op-ed, the Cheneys slam the Obama administration for its handling of the jihadi uprising in Iraq, and say Obama’s abandoning Iraq before the war was over set the stage for the current uprising.
‘Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing.’
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Last week, a group of Islamic extremists began an insurgency throughout Iraq and have taken over several cities, including Fallujah, Tikrit, Mosul and Tel Afar and are reportedly on their way to Baghdad.
To make matters worse, after saying he wouldn’t send U.S. troops to the region, Obama sent 250 soldiers to guard the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Earlier this month, a jihadi group of Islamic militants called the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria began taking over cities in Iraq
The Cheney also oppose the Obama’s plan for the uprising so far, and are critical of his actions before the uprisings that allowed the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to grow.
‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,’ the Cheneys wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. ‘Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is “ending” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America’s enemies are not “decimated.” They are emboldened and on the march.’
The Cheney’s go on to mention trips they’ve been on to the Middle East, where government officials are confused what Obama’s been doing in the region following the wars in Irag and Afghanistan, and say that the president is abandoning the few friends the U.S. has in the Arab world.
‘In one Arab capital, a senior official pulled out a map of Syria and Iraq,’ the Cheneys write. ‘Drawing an arc with his finger from Raqqa province in northern Syria to Anbar province in western Iraq, he said, “They will control this territory. Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don’t the Americans care?”
‘Our president doesn’t seem to. Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing. He seems blithely unaware, or indifferent to the fact, that a resurgent al Qaeda presents a clear and present danger to the United States of America.’
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