U.S. troops won the Iraq War in 2008.
Thus, as I wrote in January 2009 (“The hope is that Barack Obama won’t bungle his way into losing what George Bush and the US military won”), Iraq has been his to lose since he became President.
In April 2009, just three months later, I wrote that “it seems that for the first time in well over a year, the enemies of representative government in Iraq are emboldened, and that Obama has allowed a terror-encouraging progression that could lead to losing what we’ve won to begin.”
Now Al Qaeda has taken control of Fallujah and Ramadi.
Iraq has been Obama’s to lose, and he’s losing it.