The leftwing caricature of George W. Bush is that he was an aggressive bully who bumbled through the world hell bent on nation building and imposing democracy on an unwilling people only to destabilize a whole region and make it worse. Turns out Barack Obama has done just that in Libya.
Obama had to prove himself the better of Bush by killing his own dictator and then showing how to leave the scene without entangling the United States. Now ISIS is setting up shop in Libya, which is now fractured and fighting with the people caught in the middle.
He has done exactly what the left accused Bush of. By the tie Bush left office, he had implemented the surge and stabilized Iraq. Obama decided to destabilize Iraq, which led to ISIS, then he destabilized Libya, which let ISIS take hold there.
Now, the left will never admit they. They have too much invested in protecting their precious. But it is true. The most striking part is how everything Barack Obama does seems to help ISIS. It’s almost like he’s rooting against us.
Iraqi commanders have been arriving from Syria, and the first public beheadings have started. The local radio stations no longer play music but instead extol the greatness of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
When the Libyan arm of the Islamic State first raised the group’s black flag over the coastal city of Surt almost one year ago, it was just a bunch of local militants trying to look tough.
Today Surt is an actively managed colony of the central Islamic State, crowded with foreign fighters from around the region, according to residents, local militia leaders and hostages recently released from the city’s main prison.
At the rate Barry is going in his efforts to fight ISIS, pretty soon they’ll be raising their black flag in the Western hemisphere.