Recalling the events of that time, there was a request for surge troops which Obama dithered, then sent a little more than half of what was requested. At that same time, Obama ordered all combat in the mountains where Al Qaeda and the Taliban were holed up in caves cease, and all US forces to retreat to the population centers. Al Qaeda and the Taliban merely came out of the caves and followed Obama's retreat to re-insert themselves into the populations Bush had separated them from. Then, Obama gives the Taliban "safe passage" throughout Afghanistan. As a result, today, Al Qaeda and the Taliban are bombing every village and city throughout Afghanistan.<quoted text>This is nothing new: the liberals forgot that O'bama fired General McChrystal? Here is what one of McCrystal's aides said about O'bama, "Obama clearly didn't know anything about him, who he was," the aide said. "Here's the guy who's going to run his f****** war, but he didn't seem very engaged. The boss (McCrystal) was pretty disappointed." In the article, McChrystal said the president criticized him for speaking too bluntly about needing more troops last fall.
"I found that time painful," McChrystal said in the article. "I was selling an unsellable position."
He also said: "Obama is no Commander-in-Chief."
*It appears there is a consensus on O'bama.
The intent was to sabotage the war against the Islamist terrorists in Afghanistan.
Today, as we speak, the Armed Forces of the United States are training Al Qaeda terrorists on a US military base in Jordan, and Al Qaeda has grown to be bigger and stronger than it had ever been in its history, so much they can invade Syria and fight a full-scale war with the Syrian army.
Obama surrendered to the Islamist terrorists, and is now using the Armed Forces of the United States to fight to force the Islamist agenda on the objecting world.
Only an idiot would think Obama being named president and Al Qaeda's resurgence aren't connected.