".... Go back to when Benghazi happened, what was the narrative? At every rally right after the president said if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, what did he say? Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run."
The New York Times did its utmost to get Barack Obama elected... twice... and now they're complaining about the "Power Vacuum" he has created in the Middle East?!
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The images of recent days have an eerie familiarity, as if the horrors of the past decade were being played back: masked gunmen recapturing the Iraqi cities of Falluja and Ramadi, where so many American soldiers died fighting them. Car bombs exploding amid the elegance of downtown Beirut. The charnel house of Syria’s worsening civil war.
But for all its echoes, the bloodshed that has engulfed Iraq, Lebanon and Syria in the past two weeks exposes something new and destabilizing: the emergence of a post-American Middle East in which no broker has the power, or the will, to contain the region’s sectarian hatreds.
Amid this vacuum, fanatical Islamists have flourished in both Iraq and Syria under the banner of Al Qaeda, as the two countries’ conflicts amplify each other and foster ever-deeper radicalism.
[NYT Sunday, Jan. 5, pg. A1]
Good thing John Kerry has his boot on the neck of Israel, the only country in that neighborhood that the US has not (yet) "destabilized."