When President Obama removed the last American troops from Iraq in 2011, he declared that the war there was “over.” As predicted, this statement, like so many others from Team Obama over the past five years, amounts to national security fraud.
Yesterday, the Iraqi government announced it has closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. The reason? It could be overrun at any time by al Qaeda jihadists who now control much of the surrounding Anbar province.
The presence of murderous enemies of this country in parts of Iraq from which they were expelled at great expense by American forces means that, far from being “on the path to defeat,” al Qaeda – and a host of other Islamists – are on the march.
And that means the war against them is anything but “over.”