Don’t let this week’s anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s assassination fool you. President Barack Obama may have killed bin Laden, but no one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda and the world’s radical Islamists achieve their goals in the last year than our president.
Bin Laden’s ultimate goal was for radical Islamists to rise up and retake control of the Middle East from largely secular, American-backed leaders. Bin Laden’s strategy was to use terror attacks on the West to inspire this.
Just a few years ago, bin Laden probably couldn’t have fathomed that it would be an American president who would ultimately accomplish his goal of bringing radical Islamist leaders to power in Middle Eastern countries, or that the same American president would get closer to accomplishing those goals in just three years than bin Laden himself did in his entire multi-decade terror career.