This past Tuesday, three retired Generals, Marine General Jim Mattis, Navy Admiral William Fallon and a former CentCom Chief and former Army Vice Chief of Staff General John Keane, expressed the expanding security risk as a consequence of the Administration’s “strategy-free” stance.
General Keane’s statements left little doubt that were it not for Mr. Obama pulling troops out of Iraq the war against the insurgents was in hand. The Administrations idiotic notion of the “Arab Spring”, paired with the abandonment of Libya’s pro-western regime, ISIS would never have evolved into the threat it has become.
Though I’ve never been a supporter of this nation’s random intervention policy the facts remain that the Administration’s passivity and use of clever superlatives is directly responsible for placing a welcome-mat at the door of this target-rich Nation.
It will be interesting to observe how former Secretary of State and now presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton, slithers around her personal culpability and loathsome indifference.
Curtis C. Greco, Founder