From Daily Mail: President Obama this week committed professional suicide.
Let me explain.
There is a theory in politics that once a leader has fired 50 or more people from his or her administration, he or she is finished.
The reason being that by creating so many enemies ‘outside the tent’, the tent itself becomes too deluged with poisonous bile to avoid sinking into a quagmire of back-stabbing ignominy.
Obama went a lot further than firing 50 people.
He managed to single-handedly alienate 200,000 employees in the American intelligence agencies by going on 60 Minutes and ruthlessly chucking them all under a bus over the rise of terror group ISIS.
‘James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) has acknowledged that they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,’ he said, when asked how ISIS’ influence could have spread so fast.
As Governor Chris Christie pointed out, by saying ‘they’ rather than ‘we’, Obama tried to distance himself from any personal responsibility or accountability for what has been a catastrophic failure to act over the greatest terror threat facing the world since Osama Bin Laden.
A more shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing it would be hard to find from a sitting President.
No wonder Secret Service gets complacent guarding the President when complacency oozes from his pores. Here Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies Capitol Hill on Tuesday about recent lapses
And for what purpose?
All that will happen now is that those maligned intelligence agencies will exact cold-blooded revenge on Obama by drip-feeding negative stories about him until he’s gone.
It’s what they do.
The truth is that Obama is the one who underestimated ISIS, plunging his head ostrich-like into the sand and hoping they would go away without having to do anything to actually make them go away.
There were clear, unambiguous public warnings made nearly a year ago in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee that ISIS was on the march in Syria and Iraq.
But perhaps Obama missed them.
Hardly surprising when we discover yesterday that he has only attended 42.1 percent of his Presidential Daily intelligence briefings.
No wonder the Secret Service gets complacent when The Boss exudes complacency from every pore.
President Obama playing golf at Farm Neck on Martha’s Vineyard in August just minutes after his speech about journalist James Foley’s execution by ISIS
Obama prides himself on a ‘leading from behind’ American strategy to confronting global terrorism and the current chaos raging throughout the Middle East.
But refusing to intervene in conflicts like Syria has so far proved to be spectacularly self-defeating.
Far from making America stronger, Obama has made the world’s greatest military power look weak.
So weak that these Jihadist thugs think they can behead American citizens with impunity in glossy snuff movies.
Imagine how emboldened they must have felt when Obama made his ‘heartfelt’ speech about journalist James Foley’s execution, and was then seen laughing and joking on the golf course SEVEN MINUTES later.
Obama has so far played golf 192 times since becoming President.
Even Rory McIlroy would struggle to match such enthusiasm for the game.
But Rory isn’t the Leader of the Free World, and with such a title comes huge responsibility.
The kind of responsibility that Obama seems so keen to shirk.
It’s time he got off the damn golf course, got up to speed with his intelligence briefings and focused on wiping out ISIS.
Before they wipe out more of the people he serves.