Former CIA Director Unloads, Then Issues Severe Warning About Obama’s Dealings With ISIS
(Conservative Tribune) -- Former CIA director and prominent White House critic James Woolsey used a recent Newsmax TV interview to attack President Barack Obama’s efforts at battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as “piddling around” with the problem.
“I don’t understand what he’s doing or why,” said Woolsey, chairman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. “He does not appear to be taking this seriously enough to actually use effective force.
“Air power isn’t the only thing that would work in that part of the world,” he added. “You’ve going to have to have some special forces down at the battalion level with allied troops such as Kurds and Jordanians and others.”
Woolsey then compared the current air campaign against the Islamic State group with those in the early and late 1990s, such as the Gulf War and the NATO intervention in the Balkans region.
“But if you look at air power, back in Desert Storm, we launched thousands of sorties a day,” Woolsey said. “In ’99, when we were blocking Milosevic from massacring the Kosovars, we hit the Serbs with hundreds of sorties a day.
“In Syria, the Americans were averaging five sorties a day. It’s now up to eight — and one day, they made it to 12,” declared Woolsey. “That is not conducting an air war. That’s piddling around.”
In a separate interview with Newsmax, Woolsey said that the chances of terrorists hitting Washington, D.C., as they recently threatened, are better than “50-50,” and that most of America is unprepared to deal with the fallout of such an attack.
“Are we prepared? No,” he said. “Are some people prepared? Yes, but it’s not entirely clear, of course, what to prepare for.”
This is further proof that Obama has half-heartedly waged war against the Islamic State group and other radical Islamic jihadist organizations, for reasons that remain unclear or unspoken.
Hopefully, enough Americans have woken up to the sham military campaign being waged by Obama and will make the choice in 2016 to pick a leader who will strengthen both our military and America’s standing in the world.
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