Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said in an interview to be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday that he did not support President Obama’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq.
“I really thought that it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq,” Panetta said.
Panetta also said that he fought early on during the rebellion against Syria’s Bashar Assad for the rebels to be trained and armed, but that Obama nixed it.
Obama withdrew the remainder of our fighting forces from Iraq during 2012 and campaigned on it.
In the meantime, an army of up to 31,000 fanatical terrorists bubbled up from under the desert.