President Obama Has Done More Than President Bush To End The War On Terror

President Obama Has Dona More than President Bush To End The War On Terror,

With the October 20, 2011 news to President Gadhafi was killed in a NATO strike, ending his 42 year reign of terror in Libya and around the world, it has become even more obvious that President Obama’s 1st four years as President of the United State of America have been very successful in knocking down leaders of terror worldwide including in 2011:

May 1: Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

June 3: Ilyas Kashmiri, senior al-Qaida member and one of the five potential successors to al-Qaida leadership, is killed by a drone attack in Ghwakhwa area of South Waziristan, Pakistan.

June 8: Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al-Qaida leader in East Africa and the mastermind of the East Africa embassy bombings was shot dead by Somali forces at a checkpoint in the capital. He was identified by a wanted poster provided by the U.S. military.

August 22: Attiyah Abd al-Rahman, newly minted No. 2 in al-Qaida, is killed by drone attack in North Waziristan. Attiyah was also seen by the CIA as potential successor to bin Laden and had served as bin Laden’s “chief of staff” prior to the May 1 attack.

September 30: Anwar al-Awlaki, operational leader in al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, is killed by drone attack in Yemen’s al-Jawf province. He, too, had been identified as a potential successor to bin Laden.

October 20: Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s leader for 42 years, was killed in a gun fight by Libyan rebels near Sirte.

U.S. officials remain confident that they are going to find and kill bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri himself admits he’s been targeted at least five times.

“Historical footnote: The Marine Barracks bombing in 1983 killed 241 U.S. servicemen and the East Africa embassy bombing and was until the Pan Am 103 bombing the single worst terrorist attack on the United States. It was the handiwork of Imad Mugniyah, who was killed in February 2008 in Damascus, Syria, by a bomb hidden in the headrest of a car. As he walked past the car, the bomb was detonated. It was believed to be the handiwork of a joint U.S.-Israeli operation.”

October 20th:

Obama announces an end to the Iraq war and soldiers will be home for Christmas.  The Iraq war is the loingest most expensive war the U.S. has ever waged and most Americans cannot fully explain the reasoning for the war other than “Weapons of Mass Destruction” which were never found.  an article from The Atlantic magazine is at the link.

The U.S. has not carried out these successful operations by itself, but in close cooperation with our friends and allies throughout the world.  We have learned that we do not need to act alone to be successful in the war on terror.

These are global successes.issues and global successes.

We can only hope that Mugabe is next.

Maybe Bush had a foreign policy???

Obama’s policy: Soon after taking office, President Obama ordered then-CIA director Leon Panetta to “redouble” efforts to track down al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Just six months after 9/11, President Bush said of bin Laden, “I really just don’t spend much time on” bin Laden. In 2005, Bush shut down the CIA’s unit dedicated to tracking him because resources were needed to fight the war in Iraq. ”

Did you know Bush shut the unit down?  I didn’t.  No wonder he did not find him, then when Obama did find Bin Laden, Bush shrugged it off as “luck”.

Obama has had foreign policy SUCCESSES!!

Read about Obama’s  successes HERE

The primary successes are:

  • Killed Osama Bin Laden, ramped up campaign against Al Qaeda
  • Mobilized international coalition to protect Libyan Pro-democracy demonstrators (now do the same here in the U.S. Mr President
  • Ordered the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by end of the year
  • Isolated and weakened Iran
  • Repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (yes, I know.  Some people do not see that as a oreign policy success.  Or as a success at all.  Read the detail in the article)
  • Halved the number of Russian and American nuclear launchers (By itself, this may be the biggest success long term)
  • Supported Democratic transition in Egypt
  • Killed senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al Awlaki
  • Strengthened U.S.-Israel relationship (some peeps try to paint Obama as anti-Israel.  Not true)

 

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