John Ransom

Two years after Obama declared that the administration has decimated Al Qaeda worldwide, Al Qaeda has delivered the most devastating blow to the United States since the 9/11 attacks that precipitated America’s war on Islamic terrorism.

"We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world," Obama told us in his 2012 State of the Union speech. "For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda's top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban's momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home."

It's hard to find-- but not impossible-- a statement more at odds with reality. Obama's unreality TV however provides with some other examples that are creepy.

Let's put it this way: Obama's done for the Middle East what's he's done for healthcare. In both cases people will die.

The fall of the Iraqi Anbar province towns of Ramadi and Fallujah recently to foreign fighters under control of Al Qaeda, called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, represents not just a tactical defeat in Obama’s “Smart Power” strategy, but a strategic surrender of the entire U.S. foreign policy conception for the last 50 years.

“US policies and leaders in three years have destroyed a state system that earlier generations evolved over decades,” said an intelligence analyst who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the press. “The U.S. has nothing to show for it but suffering and has nothing to replace it with.”


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.