'Look at the Timing': Peters Says Bin Laden Docs Meant to Distract From Ramadi
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) believes it's no accident that the Obama administration is just now releasing new documents seized in the 2011 raid on Usama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan compound.
Peters said it's not a coincidence that these documents are being released right after ISIS took control of the key western Iraqi city of Ramadi.
"What I see is an attempt by the administration to divert our attention from the fall of Ramadi. Do you think it's an accident that these documents are suddenly dumped on us when the administration is horribly embarrassed by having claimed Islamic State is on the defensive? ... Look at the timing," he said.
Peters said the administration wants Americans to believe that the killing of bin Laden clearly prevented attacks on the homeland.
"They're reverting to their one foreign policy win in six-and-a-half years," said Peters.
Peters said he's anxious to read through the documents, but sees the timing as "cynical."
On the overall situation in Iraq, Peters said the United States' own weapons and equipment are being used by ISIS.
"We've been very successful at arming the Islamic State because we give the weapons to the Iraqi government, they give them to their troops and the troops run away," he said.
Watch his full analysis of the fall of Ramadi above.