Obama’s national security team under fire on Iraq, Bergdahl

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:01 am

President Obama’s team of national security advisers is under attack on Capitol Hill for not foreseeing the collapse of Iraq’s Army forces who have been routed by Sunni jihadists.

Republicans are calling for heads to roll and Democrats have been slow to defend Obama’s national security team after a string of questionable performances.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have second-guessed Obama’s decision to release five senior Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay and his handling of the civil war in Syria. Now they’re concerned the insurgent’s lightening war across Iraq has taken the administration by surprise.

Obama even took heat Thursday from the editorial page of the Washington Post, which asserted the “pretense” of Obama’s claim to have ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the wholesale resignation of Obama’s national security team, starting with Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“We need a new national security advisor. We need a new team. We need a new team that knows what America’s national security interests are and are more interested in national security than they are in politics,” he said on the Senate floor.

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3 Responses to “Obama’s national security team under fire on Iraq, Bergdahl”

  1. Forshey Adalberto on 13/13/14 at 12:43 pm

    Tell the good comrades the tea party conservatives are in Iraq and the vaunted laser like focus will come out.
    Why no ticker tape parade for comrade bergdahl? He flew in under cover of darkness to the fundamentally transformed new Rhodesia.

  2. Neo on 15/15/14 at 5:11 pm

    What you saw in Iraq this week is what would happen in NYC if 800 brutally inhuman terrorists showed up with the populace disarmed by Gov Cuomo.

  3. KenH on 16/16/14 at 6:10 pm

    Let me know when the useless baglickers are ON FIRE and I’ll break out the popcorn. Until then, it doesn’t matter, its not like the scumbags face any consequences