In the last Democratic debate Barack Obama stated that if al-Quaida were to show up in Iraq that he reserves the right as President to go in after them. This led to a sparring match between him and John McCain. Obama concluded the spar by saying that if we hadn't gone into Iraq then there wouldn't be al-Qaida in Iraq. Well that's leadership for sure! It still ignores the fact that al-Quaida is in Iraq now, who cares about how it got there in the past?! What are we going to do now! Here's an example:
"According to the military, al-Saudi conducted numerous attacks against Iraqi and U.S. forces, including a Jan. 28 bomb attack that killed the five U.S. soldiers.
In that attack, insurgents blasted a U.S. patrol with a roadside bomb and showered survivors with gunfire from a mosque. The soldiers died in the explosion, the deadliest on American forces since six soldiers perished Jan. 9 in a booby-trapped house north of Baghdad.
Intelligence gathered in the Mosul area led the U.S. military to al-Saudi, who was in a car with Hamdan. A precision helicopter strike killed both and destroyed their vehicle. U.S. forces then confirmed the men's identities."