In announcing his policy about the prosecution of war in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater, Barack Obama tried impressing upon listeners that al-Qaeda was not just a threat to America. He listed the major AQ attacks since 9/11, but he forgot someone in the roll call:
But this is not simply an American problem — far from it. It is, instead, an international security challenge of the highest order. Terrorist attacks in London and Bali were tied to al Qaeda and its allies in Pakistan, as were attacks in North Africa and the Middle East, in Islamabad and in Kabul. If there is a major attack on an Asian, European, or African city, it, too, is likely to have ties to al Qaeda’s leadership in Pakistan.
Barcepundit wonders … what happened to Madrid? After all, AQ killed more people in Madrid than all of the ones Obama mentioned put together (191, and 1800 injured) excepting Bali, where the death toll in two attacks exceeded Madrid. The attack in Spain was a confirmed AQ action.
This isn’t even an oversight during some off-the-cuff remarks. This came from a prepared speech, delivered with the assistance of a Teleprompter. Doesn’t anyone do research at the White House?
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