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The capture Tuesday of Mosul, the hub of northern Iraq, by Al-Qaeda-linked militants is an alarm bell that violent extremists are on the rise again in the Middle East.Obama needs to alert the country to the renewed extremist threat partly to clarify the record. Just 19 months ago, he won re-election arguing that his policies had vanquished the most dangerous core elements of Al-Qaeda. The campaign theme that the worst terrorist threat had been licked was vividly drawn in the third debate between Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, on Oct. 22, 2012 .Romney tried to shake Obama's optimistic narrative about Al-Qaeda. Obama countered Romney's statement with his basic campaign mantra: Obama scored points later in that debate when he dismissed Romney's concerns about Iraq.If the ambitious plan moves forward, the hope is to train 9,600 fighters by the end of this year.This group is so toxic that it's disowned by Al-Qaeda and is feuding with Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
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