It looks as though Obama may have mislead the public about the strength of the terror group Al-Qaida before the 2012 election. Why would he do such a thing? To help himself win, of course.
The Daily Caller reports:
‘Cherry Picked’: Obama Downplayed Al-Qaida Strength In Lead Up To 2012 Election
The Obama administration deliberately sought to downplay how robust the al-Qaida network was in the lead up to the 2012 election by selectively releasing documents that enforced a preferred narrative, The Weekly Standard reports, citing experts at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and New York Times Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.
The revelation of the al-Qaida network’s strength in 2011 comes after the final release of thousands of documents obtained by U.S. Navy SEALs in a 2011 raid to kill Usama Bin-Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan. The documents reveal that Bin-Laden was minutely managing the day-to-day operations of his terror network all while former President Barack Obama assured the American public the group was “decimated.”
“Think back to when bin Laden was killed. It was 2011, it was right before a major campaign season. I don’t want to underplay the role that the killing of Osama bin Laden had,” Callimachi told the Friday audience, adding “But I think that that was theorized into something much bigger.”
Thank goodness his time as president is over. Trump has been in office for less than a year and ISIS has already been decimated.