View Full Version : John Kerry Exit Memo Claims Al-Qaeda ‘Shadow of What It Was’ Before Obama

01-07-2017, 03:03 PM
Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with two weeks left in office, issued an exit memo that concedes the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) “cannot be won overnight.”

The memo also lauds the Iran nuclear deal, while acknowledging that the Islamic Republic’s missile program and ongoing support for terrorism remain “threats” to the United States.

Kerry noted in the memo that “brutal terrorist organization” ISIS continues to pose a threat to the U.S. and its partners.


Kerry also suggested that al-Qaeda has nearly been defeated, courtesy of counterterrorism efforts under the administration of President Barack Obama