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President Obama and the intelligence reports: go figure

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 21:05
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(Before It's News) I mean for you, my dear reader(s) to figure it out, because I surely can’t. On one hand, POTUS wants to get to the bottom of the discrepancies between the rosy reports he apparently got from the military on Al Qaeda, Daesh etc.

President Barack Obama said Sunday he has told top military officials that he wants them to “get to the bottom” of whether intelligence assessments about Islamic State have been skewed or distorted before reaching the White House.

One of the concerns raised by some lawmakers is that if the Pentagon was providing overly rosy assessments of the efforts to combat Islamic State militants, it might have prevented the White House from taking more-aggressive actions to defeat the terror network. Mr. Obama said, though, that the news he has gotten about Islamic State from intelligence agencies hasn’t been a “wonderfully rosy, glowing” portrait.

On the other hand, some people say:

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that she has sources who say President Barack Obama has “closed his mind” to some intelligence reports with which he disagrees.

Wednesday on NewsmaxTV’s “Steve Malzberg Show,” Attkisson asserted that Obama “does not necessarily listen to the people with whom they disagrees. He seems to dig in. … He is facing formidable opposition on this particular point.”

Why have I got a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach reading these two news items?

Maybe because it looks to me that President Barack Obama is looking for… what would be the right word in this case? Oh yes, a scapegoat?

But I leave it for you to figure out.

And thanks in advance.


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