Humiliating: Kerry’s Syria ‘Expert’ Fired for Claiming to Have a Ph.D.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Hey, John, why the long face?

The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University. ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.
Since her credibility had already been blown to smithereens last week, we’re wondering what took so long. Curiously, she’s still listed as political director for this dubious outfit.
But she’s still an expert or something.
“Elizabeth is one of the best experts on Syria and her field work inside Syria along with her extensive networks on the ground makes her one of few people that can help inform policy makers on the reality on the ground,” said Mouaz Moustafa, the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force.
We’re sure she’ll resurface at some Democrat think tank. Via David Reaboi, who also notes this:

While John McCain has called her “doctor,” she isn’t one technically. “You can call me doctor, if you want,” O’Bagy said. She graduated Georgetown in 2013.   The U.S. government has spent over a $1 billion on aid to the Syrian rebels, with nearly half going to the Department of State, which is used for “institution building,” and the other half going to USAID, which is used for diaspora community relations.

In other words, U.S. taxpayers are funding this fraud and we were all gung-ho to bomb Syria based on her advice. You got to wonder about people who go by two different names.

Update: Hmmm:

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4 Responses to “Humiliating: Kerry’s Syria ‘Expert’ Fired for Claiming to Have a Ph.D.”

  1. Tuerqas on 11/11/13 at 4:06 pm

    Okay, okay, so I am not a doctor now, but I subscribe to the liberal trump card that if repeated often enough something becomes true. I was a doctor until people stopped repeating it.

  2. Sarthurk on 11/11/13 at 5:39 pm

    I smelled a rat when I heard that she was only 26 years old, and claimed to be an “expert”. Great cover for your ineptitude Kerry!