6 Reasons America Is Safer Under Obama
There is no doubt that the U.S. is safer now than it was when Obama took office. Here are six reasons why:
First, Osama bin Laden is dead and the top al Qaeda leadership decimated as a result of Obama’s decision to authorize raids and exponentially increase drone strikes in Pakistan.
Second, the U.S. has withdrawn its military forces from Iraq. This eases the strain on our troops, saves lives, and frees up substantial funds, which allows us to focus more on Asia, where our allies are becoming concerned about Chinese assertiveness. Finally, it sends a clear message to the Arab and Muslim world that the U.S. is not an occupying power, undermining al Qaeda’s recruitment messaging.
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This article was originally published in U.S. News and World Report.
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