September 25, 2014

Susan Rice: U.S. Decimated ‘al-Qaida Core’

NBC’s Matt Lauer asked National Security Advisor Susan Rice, “What happened?” The Obama administration said again and again al-Qaida was “decimated.” But now, we’re back in Iraq, bombing Syria and this scary new group called Khorasan is on the rise. In what is the closest admission to guilt coming from this administration, Rice explained Obama didn’t want to decimate all of al-Qaida. “We’ve been focused,” she said, “on al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan, what we call al-Qaida core. And that element of al-Qaida, which is the one that hatched the 9/11 plot and executed it, has been substantially degraded and doesn’t, at this stage, pose nearly the same type of threat that it used to. What has happened, over years, is that al-Qaida has metastasized. … So we’re having to deal with each of these cells. As you’ve seen, we’ve taken action in Yemen, we’ve taken action in Somalia, and now action is necessary in Syria.” The United States didn’t finish the job, so al-Qaida came back. Or was that the plan all along? More…

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.