In an interview with CNET, Richard Clarke gave Obama high marks for his efforts to win the war against terrorism.
“If you look at what he did from almost the day he took over in terms of revitalizing the U.S. campaign against al Qaeda, it was really night and day,” said Clarke. “If you look at what he’s been able to do about destroying al Qaeda both in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it’s really quite remarkable. And we could have been doing that all along.”
The fact that we hadn’t done this prior to the Obama administration, but could have, implies that we didn’t want to go after those terrorists, presumably, because they were our assets.
By the way, CNET published a photo of Clarke at the top of the article. Once again, Richard Clarke proves that he is the master of fake, terrified smiles.