WEREN'T THESE BOYS DEFEATED? – AT 10:38 A.M. ET: The way the Obamans present it, Al Qaeda and its affiliates have been essentially destroyed by heroic Barack, come to save us, and his merry men. Why, he got bin Laden! (I always thought it was the American military, but perhaps, like Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca," I was misinformed.)
Uh, not so fast, guys. Apparently, there's a bit of bother, and our troops are on the move again. From Fox:
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.
The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and will not be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approvals from the secretary of defense.
And if that secretary of defense is Chuck Hagel, the troops will probably be equipped with water guns.
The sharper focus on Africa by the U.S. comes against a backdrop of widespread insurgent violence across North Africa, and as the African Union and other nations discuss military intervention in northern Mali.
The terror threat from Al Qaeda linked groups in Africa has been growing steadily, particularly with the rise of the extremist Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria. Officials also believe that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed the ambassador and three other Americans, may have been carried out by those who had ties to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
COMMENT: Wait, wait. You mean it wasn't that YouTube video? You mean Al Qaeda is still going? Please don't disturb America's sleep, and Obama's "narrative."
This will undoubtedly be cleaned up quickly. Nothing to see, nothing to see.
December 24, 2012