Whenever the Obama administration is criticized for the ineffectiveness of the war on terror, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama point to the assassination of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. The fact of the matter is that even though Obama claimed that Al Qaeda was on the run and no longer posed a threat to the world that he was totally wrong but never wanted to admit it. For this reason the ambassador’s compound at Benghazi Libya was left unsecured and essentially unprotected in order to prove Obama’s point that terror was no longer a threat.
On September 11, 2012 the Benghazi compound of ambassador Chris Stevens was overrun by radical Islamic terrorists with connections to Al Qaeda and four Americans were killed including Amb. Chris Stevens. In order to conceal the threat of Al Qaeda and other terrorists leading up to the Benghazi attacks, and notwithstanding the numerous requests by Amb. Stevens for increased security in Benghazi these requests were ignored by the Obama administration, including Hillary Clinton, out of fear that the threat environment which was very high would be revealed two months before the November 2012 election in which Obama was running a tight race with Romney. The mere appearance of a high threat environment created by terrorism would have been harmful to the image that Obama wanted to convey that he had quelled terrorism and it was no longer a threat, even though this threat existed at a substantial level and was in fact responsible for the attacks on Benghazi September 11, 2012. Flatly, Obama was lying to the American people.
The truth is that the killing of bin Laden nowhere near ended the threat of radical Islamic terror as we have seen very clearly in the rise of the Islamic state, and the success of terrorism and its brutal war on the civilized world continues without abatement, and undermines the claims of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and other Democrats that the assassination of bin Laden was a significant victory in defeating the war on terrorism. It was not!