Last week, I reminded readers of President Obama’s claims before the 2012 election that al Qaeda was “on the run” and “decimated.” Not only is al Qaeda not “on the run,” many analysts say they are as strong, if not stronger, than they were before 9/11.
Over the weekend on Fox News Sunday, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol again reminded Americans of Obama’s phony claim.
“Four years ago President Obama gave a much heralded speech as outreach to the Muslim world,” Kristol said. “And now, four years later we are closing embassies throughout the Muslim world. A year ago, the president said al-Qaida is on the run. And now we seem to be on the run.”
“I’m not criticizing the decision to close the embassies. That’s probably the right thing to do for the sake of trying to save American lives and others, but it’s a terrible thing,” he added. “That you know, just a year ago boasting al-Qaida is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.”