Thursday morning, CIA-trained former senior intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. with Larry O’Conner and Brian Wilson to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week. He dropped a little bit of a bombshell towards the end of the interview when he told the hosts that the raid into Syria to rescue Foley failed, because “the president drug his feet.”
Calling ISIS “the anti-Christ of terrorist organizations,” Shaffer submitted that he wasn’t sure Obama understood the severity of the problem.
O’Conner asked him if he really thought Obama does not understand the problem.
“He’s been briefed on everything that’s going on,” Shaffer began. “He portends this Jr Varsity mentality that we’re not really up against the A-Team. And let me tell you -we’ve known for at least six months now, that these folks have been gaining momentum. I don’t know how to explain it, but I know that he have more information than I do, and it’s more detailed, and simply put we who are on the outside looking in…have seen this now for awhile – I cannot explain his lack of candor or clarity regarding the threat and I can even less explain his lack of interest in doing something decisive to actually counter these folks.”
Shaffer said that as ISIS doesn’t recognize the border between Syria and Iraq, neither should we and that we needed to decisively destroy their command and control in Syria.
He also revealed that the leaked rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed because President Obama was slow to give the go-ahead.
Via Larry O’Conner, the Washington Free Beacon:
I’m hearing from my friends in the Pentagon, they are giving him every single option way ahead of time. And let me give you a little secret here: The reason that raid into Syria failed to get Foley and those guys was because the president drug his feet. He waited too long, the intel got stale, and by the time we actually gave the “go” word it failed because we just didn’t react quick enough.
It would appear Valerie Jarrett was about as enthusiastic of the James Foley rescue attempt as she was the Osama bin Laden raid.
Something Obama didn’t drag his feet on, which he apparently didn’t have the authority to do…
The Mental Recessipn: Breaking: GAO Office Announces Obama Administration Broke the Law With Bergdahl Swap
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced that the Obama administration broke the law when they traded five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
The government watchdog agency posted their decision online, saying the Pentagon violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act and the Antideficiency Act.
The summary verdict reads:
The Department of Defense (DOD) violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer. As a consequence of using its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, DOD also violated the Antideficiency Act.