The president spent much of the past year campaigning on the theme that under his leadership, Al Qaeda is dead and GM lives! Of course the truth about both is far more complex. Let's just focus on the growing al Qaeda threat that should have been obvious in the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12.
The Washington Post reports that violence in Algeria and Mali "has transformed al-Qaeda's North Africa branch into a cause celebre for militant Islamists around the globe, boosting recruitment and fundraising for the jihadists and spurring fears of further terrorist attacks in the region and beyond.¯"
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI.) chairman of the House Intelligence Committee also responded to the attacks on CNN's State of the Union¯ on Sunday:"They are growing more dangerous. They are growing in numbers."
Rogers was adamant that the Algerian attacks were on the heels of Benghazi, "this becomes a recruiting dream for them and a nightmare for us,"¯ Rogers stated, "it shows that they can strike Western targets and gives them a confidence level."