Al Qaeda has metastasized into six regional branches that have affiliations with at least fourteen other terrorists groups, according to a Virginia-based research organization called IntelCenter, which adds that these groups and affiliations operate in at least thirty countries, including Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and even Spain and Germany.
Obama is telling the American people that this little war (he won’t call it that, of course) will be quick, easy and trouble-free. Don’t believe it. Wars are almost never trouble-free, particularly wars in today’s Middle Eastern hotbed of powerful cultural sensibilities. Obama’s war will unleash counter-actions that could require counter-counter-actions. And then we will be in an escalatory situation.