Just hours after President Obama announced his plans to deploy 560 more troops to Iraq, a former high-ranking intelligence official said that Obama is “disconnected” and “uncomfortable” with his military.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — who spent two years as head of the Pentagon’s intelligence agency — said, “This president is very, very uncomfortable with his military. He’s very uncomfortable in the role of commander-in-chief.”
Flynn has been highly critical of Obama in spite of the fact Obama handpicked him to serve as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012.
Flynn also leads the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy since leaving the DIA two years ago.
In an up-and-coming book, the three -star general calls on the White House to take “decisive action” against ISIS and radical Islam – which many critics say Obama has failed and refuses to do, instead opting for weak rhetoric and a soft approach to dealing with the Islamic terrorist organization.
According to Flynn, who at one time was floated as a potential running mate for Donald Trump, the next president must, “provide the vision and support as to how to win” adding that:
“A president has two hats that they wear: One is president of the U.S. and the second is commander-in-chief and this president does not do well wearing that hat,” Flynn said Tuesday, adding that Obama is “disconnected from his military.”
Obama’s recent decision to increase America’s military presence in Iraq was an, “admission of failure” according to Flynn.
“I will just say that — and this is not to demean our troops, I mean they’re working their tails off — the president begrudgingly leaving more troops in Afghanistan than he wants to, and frankly this trickle effect into Iraq, is terrible.”
For months, President Obama refused to identify Radical Islamic Terrorism as the main culprit behind the attacks in Brussels, London, San Bernardino, and Orlando — despite over 100 dead or maimed innocent Americans in the most recent ISIS-inspired attack.
(Obama was finally forced to say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” after receiving highly publicized criticism from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.)
Many Americans are worried and angry with the Obama administration’s limp-wristed approach to combating the rise of ISIS and Islamic terrorism.
And that could be the exact reason why Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is so critical of Obama’s foreign policy, and why he’s exposing Obama’s troubling relationship with the military to the American people.