• Compare the U.S. Response: Benghazi vs. Baghdad – Quite the Difference!

    Surge Summary: When U.S. Diplomatic personnel were attacked and killed in Libya during the Obama administration, the American response was tardy and weak. When Iranian puppets (rioters) assaulted the U.S. Embassy in Iraq this week, the Trump administration responded forcibly – and the positive results are evident.

    by Gary Bauer

    When news of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad broke, there was a strange reaction on the left.  Many progressives seemed happy about it, almost cheering for the worst possible outcome.   But what a contrast between Benghazi and Baghdad, and how two presidents dealt with a crisis at an embassy/consulate.

    President Obama and Hillary Clinton allowed our diplomatic personnel in Benghazi to be brutally murdered.  And then they told us a convenient lie that some guy made an anti-Islamic video that caused the jihadists to go crazy.

    President Trump, Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo responded forcefully to the Baghdad crisis.  They publicly identified the attackers as Iranian puppets.  They immediately sent reinforcements, and more troops are on the way.

    Early yesterday, there were reports that the rioters were digging in for the long haul.  Tents, toilets and bedding were sent in.  It looked like they were preparing for an extended siege of the embassy.  Suddenly, there was a dramatic change — the pro-Iranian militias began leaving.

    I suspect we may learn someday that there were stern communications between the White House and the mullahs of Iran, and we saw the results.  Keep in mind, we are squeezing Iran hard.  The mullahs are in great danger.  There will be more Iranian outrages in the days ahead as they lash out, desperately trying to cling to power.

    Here’s one final thing that should make your blood boil.  The Marines guarding the U.S. Embassy and the rioters outside trying to get in are both being paid for by you, the American taxpayer.

    The Marines are paid for by the Defense budget.  The rioters were paid for by the Obama Administration, which gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief as part of the 2015 nuclear deal.  Tehran distributed this new found wealth to its terrorist proxies.

    This is what happens when a great nation goes off the rails, as the United States did during the Obama years.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

    Image: Screen Shot; Vox; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhyzPUHQQw

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