Iraq Derangement Syndrome: Rep. Peter King Thinks That Troops Being Completely Withdrawn From Iraq Caused the Embassy Attacks in Libya and Egypt
Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said that the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya last week were brought on by President Obama’s order to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq:
GREGORY: You’re a supporter of governor Romney, is this American weakness that brought this on. Is that the Republican view, is that what the view of President Romney would be?
KING: Well my view is President Obama’s policy has been confusing it’s been apologetic and it’s been misguided. From the day he started his apology tour back in 2009 , he was no matter what people say, apologizing for America. Somehow suggesting that we’ve been anti Islam until he became the president. Even talking about Iraq. He took our troops out of Iraq without even getting the status of forces agreement. He was given a glide path in Iraq and yet he pulled the troops out, brags about the fact that the troops are out, gives a definite get for getting out in Afghanistan. What he’s doing by that is telling our allies they can’t trust us.
Obama did indeed withdraw American forces from Iraq but it wasn’t a unilateral decision, the Iraqis wanted the U.S. military to leave as well.
NOTE: Also, the withdrawal of the troops before the end of this year from Iraq was a George W. Bush idea, Mr. King!! Blame Bush for your disapproval, not Obama!!