Obama’s Claim on the Totalitarian Islamist Threat is Bovine ScatologyPosted: September 29, 2014
President Obama is at it again.
Last night Obama appeared on the CBS news show ’60 Minutes’ and said that his spies let him down by underestimating the abilities of the totalitarian Islamist group ISIS and overestimating the abilities of the Iraqi army.
A former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat of Islamist groups was astonished by Obama’s remarks, saying “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting” (Please see this piece from Eli Lake at the Daily Beast):
Ron Fournier, a prominent left-leaning journalist, described Obama’s comments as “I, me, my, it’s their fault. I, me, my, it’s their fault. I, me, my, it’s their fault”…
Just so. It’s vintage Obama to use personal pronouns, especially when taking credit for something, but when the fit hits the shan, “I” and “me” becomes “we” and “they”.
Five and a half years into his presidency, Obama has enjoyed unprecedented deference from a main stream media made up in large part of those sympathetic to his world view, but some are waking up.
A recent example is a report from NBC’s Richard Engle, who is having none of the stage-managing and excuse-making of Obama and his surrogates when it comes to the threat ISIS poses, and it is devastating:
It is a serious problem that Obama believes his own bovine scatology. The estimable Neo-Neocon nails it here:
UPDATE: ABC News reports, 3 Times Obama Administration Was Warned About ISIS: