Since the rise of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, began making headlines, I’ve been extremely critical of the administration for allowing this threat to develop unchallenged in the wake of Resident Obama’s irresponsible withdrawal from Iraq.
It became clear immediately that ISIS wasn’t your garden variety extremist terrorist group. They have acquired weapons, mostly U.S. weapons left behind to help Iraq defend itself. ISIS has stolen millions of dollars, making it the most well financed bunch of butchers in the world. They even provide detailed reports to their supporters showing their successes, much the way a corporation would report to shareholders. Both secretaries of state and defense have called ISIS a threat to the United States of America.
I have been asking the question for weeks: Who was responsible for taking terrorists and turning them into an army? It certainly wasn’t the former GITMO detainee who was released by Obama, Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
This weekend I interviewed Major General Paul Vallely. Vallely served in Vietnam and retired in 1993 as Deputy Commanding General, Pacific Command. Through his sources, Vallely says he’s learned the man who is responsible goes by the name Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
Ibrahim al-Douri was Saddam Husein’s right hand man, designated the King of Clubs in the infamous “deck of cards” released by the U.S. armed forces in 2003. The deck was to help coalition forces track down, capture or kill former Saddam loyalists. Izzat Ibhraim al-Douri is still on the run.
Other hot topics on the show: The passing of Robin Williams, my take on the Ferguson, Missouri, crisis and a dose of realism instead of the Democrat’s rosy fantasy on the economy.
Cue to 57:45 to hear the amazing interview with General Vallely: