Al Qaeda Forces In Iraq Take Over Fallujah And Ramadi
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi cities that were strongholds of Sunni insurgents during the U.S. war in the country are battlegrounds once more after al-Qaida militants largely took them over, fending off government forces that have been besieging them for days.
The overrunning of the cities this week by al-Qaida's Iraqi branch in the Sunni heartland of western Anbar provinces is a blow to the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik. His government has been struggling to contain discontent among the Sunni minority over Shiite political domination that has flared into increased violence for the past year.
In November 2012, President Obama stated that Al-Qaeda is on the run and we won in Iraq. Because Obama decided to withdraw American troops out of Iraq, the country is in turmoil. However, like every single Democrat President, a Republican president will be needed to clean up a Democrat's mess. It is sad that Iraq is reverting back to its old ways. Cities that were once stabilized are back into chaos. Al-Qaeda is alive and strong and taking back its country. It is a spit in the face of those veterans who gave their life for freedom.