McCarthy: 'Khorasan Group Does Not Exist,' Obama Trying to Deceive About War on Terror
New questions are being raised about the Khorasan group, which one terrorism expert writes "does not exist." Andy McCarthy argues in National Review that Khorasan is a "fictitious" group created by the White House to justify strikes on Syria without approval by Congress.
The White House said the Khorasan group was in the final stages of planning an attack and posed an "imminent threat" to the United States.
McCarthy argues in his piece that the Obama administration is going out of its way to avoid calling terror groups "al Qaeda."
There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.
You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the –Iranian–Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.
The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said on "Justice" that it's more evidence of the Obama administration trying to keep up the appearance that al Qaeda was defeated and to downplay the war on terror.
"By trying to describe it as a new or different or separate terrorist organization, the White House is trying to give the impression that it's somehow unrelated to al Qaeda so that their narrative for the past six years, that 'al Qeada is on the run, the war on terror is essentially over,' would not be disrupted," said Bolton.
He called it more evidence of White House "deceptiveness" in explaining the war on terror to the American people.
Watch the full interview above, including Bolton's thoughts on the Iranian president's speech to the United Nations.