Obama wants out of the Middle East

After the death of Osama bin Laden, and during Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign, the president also proclaimed that al Qaeda was a spent force and “on the run.”

What exactly was the new Obama strategy that supposedly had all but achieved a victory in the larger war on terrorism amid Middle East hostility?

Fuzzy euphemisms replaced supposedly hurtful terms like “terrorism,” “jihadist” and “Islamist.” The administration gave well-meaning speeches exaggerating Islamic achievement while citing past American culpability.

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