By Jon Dougherty
(TNS) Leftist Democrats are disgusting, miserable people anyway, but they took their behavior to new lows on Tuesday as events unfolded in Baghdad.
As Jonathan Davis at Great Power War noted, it appears as though a proxy war between the U.S. and Iran is brewing in Iraq following exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes late last month.
Tensions ramped up Monday and Tuesday as Iran-backed militants besieged the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, setting some buildings on fire and threatening to kill every American inside the compound.
That thrilled Left-wing so-and-so’s who took to social media to champion…the enemy.
As Trump's Benghazi unfolds in Iraq… https://t.co/X8FsJpt6Au
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 31, 2019
Looks like VoteVets deleted this ill-thought-out tweet rooting for another Benghazi just to own Trump: pic.twitter.com/BjpRjGQs4L
— Kristina Wong 🎄🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) December 31, 2019
Nothing like hoping and praying for death to American military and diplomatic personnel so you can use their demise as a political weapon against a president you irrationally hate.
But President Donald Trump is no Barack Obama; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sure as hell isn’t Hillary Clinton. Instead of stranding American military and diplomatic personnel at the Baghdad embassy, Trump took immediate and decisive action to assist them.
Red State notes:
A week prior the event, the Administration ordered the evacuation of all nonessential personnel from Iraq. At the time this was portrayed as a result of the deteriorating security situation for US personnel but, in retrospect, it seems like there must have been intelligence that the Iranian-directed militias were considering targeting the US embassy.
Just hours after the rent-a-mob appeared, President Trump ordered a quick reaction force of about 100 Marines and a pair of AH-64 Apache gunships to Baghdad. The Marines reinforced the existing embassy guard force, the Apaches sent a message to the crowd.
VIDEO: AH-64 Apaches protect @USEmbBaghdad. 🚁“We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens…and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy.”~@EsperDoD 🇺🇸🇮🇶 pic.twitter.com/amABHBAOcL
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) December 31, 2019
Flashback to Benghazi. The House’s extensive report on that fiasco noted that Clinton and Obama put politics ahead of the safety and security of American military and diplomatic personnel in Libya.
A Diplomatic Security Agent in Libya described security at the Benghazi compound as “woefully inadequate” and “completely insufficient.” And contrary to the 2012 election-year narrative that Al Qa’ida was “on the run,” Clinton was briefed daily on the rise of extremism and the failed legacy of policies she considered her crowning achievement.
“The intelligence on which Kennedy and the Secretary were briefed daily was clear and pointed-Al Qa’ida, al Qa’ida like groups, and other regional extremists took refuge in the security vacuum created by the Libya government and its inability to take command of the security situation,” the report said.
Despite the high level of risk in Benghazi, the mission was stationed in an “off the books facility that met no required security standards.” Requests to improve security languished within the bureucracy of Clinton’s State Department.
Every warning sign was in place for Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration to see that the Benghazi compound was a ripe and inadequately protected target.
And she did…nothing…because a 2012 political narrative would have been exposed as a lie.
The order to deploy rapid response teams by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and President Obama became muddled as high ranking officials discussed the political implications of marines in uniform entering Libya. One team sat on a plane for hours and changed in and out of their uniforms four times as the attack raged on.
With Ambassador Stevens missing and attacks still in progress, the White House held a two hour meeting largely focused on the “inflammatory” YouTube video, even though none of the information coming from individuals on the ground connected the attack with protests or the video.
Ultimately, no official U.S. assets would come to the aide of Americans in crisis. No attempt was made to save their lives and no steps were taken to ensure or assist in the evacuation of survivors.
While disgusting Leftists were pining for the demise of American personnel, this president and his military and diplomatic teams were taking action to save them.
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If ever there was a clearer difference between the kind of man Trump is compared to Obama and the kind of people they surrounded themselves with, we can’t think of it.
Literally, Trump is ‘America first’ and Obama was ‘America last.’
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