Al Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen

Al Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen

Big news today – the death of Al Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was a leading figure in al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.

The Obama administration has confirmed al-Awlaki’s death, and NBC reports that it was a U.S. drone that killed him. Al-Awlaki is be the most prominent Al Qaeda figure to be killed since Osama bin Laden’s death

No president since George H.W. Bush has had more foreign-policy successes happen under his watch than President Obama:

  • The death of bin Laden
  • The dismantling of al Qaeda
  • The ouster of Khaddafy
  • The end of combat operations in Iraq

Yet when you look at polls and Obama’s approval rating, he’s getting almost no credit from the American public, a la Bush 41.