When your own military advisors disagree with you, you might want to listen. That is, unless you are the current President. Frequently we read about troop cuts, bases being closed and numerous activities negatively impacting the military, much of which is against the stated advice of Top US Military leaders.
Now comes the latest outrage from a former Admiral for Obama. Lately, it seems that only retired Admirals and Generals speak out because there is less damage that could result. Those currently serving, and want to stay on active duty, know that speaking out will result in their swift retirement.
The Admiral is James Stavridis. According to the Conservative Tribune:
According to retired Adm. James Stavridis, the deal the president and his officials signed with Iran is so flawed, “you can drive a truck through” some of the security holes in it.
“I think the top (issue) is the verification regime, which is starting to roughly resemble Swiss cheese,” Stavridis said during an interview on MSNBC. “You can drive a truck through some of the holes. I am very concerned about that.”
Stavridis was previously the NATO Supreme Allied Commander. He retired in 2013.
In the interview, Stavridis expressed concern about two of the major flaws he sees in the deal. One was Iran’s side-deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which may allow Iran to take samples from sensitive sites on its own with little to no oversight.
“We need to have access to it and understand it,” the admiral said about Iran’s deal with the IAEA. “Reportedly, it puts Iran in the position of actually procuring samples as opposed to having them taken by the IAEA.”
Obama pledged to be the most transparent administration. However, as we have seen, from ObamaCare to visitor logs, this administration seeks to push through as much legislation without debate.
To have a huge nuclear deal pending with Iran, plus two side deals with the UN, and not allow members of congress, the military or the public, review it, is unconscionable. What are they afraid?
What do you think? Should the President welcome the feedback from his experts? Or push through his agenda blindly? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.