On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida used commercial airliners to level the World Trade towers in New York and damage the Pentagon. It was a declaration of war against the American people.
Former President George W. Bush responded by attacking al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein's murderous regime in Iraq, where al-Qaida hopes to
establish a caliphate to rule the Muslim world.
The American people, tired of war, then elected President Obama, who is not much into national security. The administration staged a precipitous withdrawal from both places, where terrorists now hold sway again.
The president then ordered the May 2011 raid that resulted in the assassination of Osama bin Laden, released a photo so as to reflect glory onto himself, acted as if the war were over, and made it known that SEAL Team Six had conducted the operation.
In August 2011, terrorists in Afghanistan brought down a helicopter, killing 38 troops — including 17 SEALs, most of whom were from SEAL Team Six.
On Sept. 11, 2012, an al-Qaida affiliate attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, two former SEALS and a distinguished Air Force officer.
The administration floated a story that the attack was not an attack but a riot sparked by a loony video.