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McCain: Obama Should Fire National Security Team

From Defense One:

McCain Calls for Obama’s National Security Team to Resign Over Iraq

By Kevin Baron | June 12, 2014

Roaring onto the Senate floor as swaths of Iraq fall to insurgent control, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the entire Obama administration national security team, including Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, should resign for failing to keep Iraq secure.

“Could all this have been avoided? …The answer is absolutely yes,” McCain said. “If I sound angry it’s because I am angry.”

Wait just a cotton picking minute. Isn’t this the same man who declared in October of 2008: "I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States."

McCain has remained Congress’ biggest advocate for keeping U.S. military forces in Iraq to maintain the security gains of the Iraq War, and its loudest critic of the Obama administration for failing to convince Iraqi President Nouri al-Malik to permit U.S. troops to stay past 2011.

President Barack Obama said his White House national security team has been working “around the clock” on options for Iraq.

Working around the clock turning down Iraq’s pleas for help.

“Iraq’s going to need more help,” he said Thursday in the Oval Office, “I don’t rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foot hold in either Iraq or Syria, for that matter.” …

So is Obama going to stop funding and equipping and training the Syrian ‘rebels’? That would be a major shift in policy.

The United States is considering “short term, immediate things that will need to be done militarily – and our national security team is looking at all the options,” he said.

By which he means a catchy #hashtag.

McCain said Obama should replace that team because they failed to protect Iraq and are making the same mistake in pulling out of an equally vulnerable Afghanistan…

Those are just the beginning of Obama’s national security team’s failures.

McCain said Obama should instead recall “those who succeeded in Iraq.”

“It’s the time that the president got a new national security team,” he said. He suggested putting retired Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander of the Iraq war, U.S. Central Command and the CIA, in charge…

Is that a joke? Obama won’t recall Petraeus after all the trouble he (and NSA) went through to get rid of him in the first place.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 13th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “McCain: Obama Should Fire National Security Team”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Pot .. Kettle

    (this is worse, now, than a frat house feud)

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