Active Marine Corps General Risks Career To Slam Obama
July 18, 2014 10:54am PST
It’s rather easy to see the retaliation that occurs regarding those in the spotlight who speak out against Obama in any way. Most recently however one Marine Corps General just couldn’t take it anymore and spoke out against Obama risking his life’s work and career.
Active Four-star Marine Corps Gen. James Amos spoke out on the disastrous effects that Obama had been warned about when first considering pulling troops from Iraq. As it turns out, most everyone was right who warned Obama but in an effort to look like a hero bringing our soldiers home, he went against cautioned for a bump in the polls.
Now, as we’ve seen, almost all progress in Iraq has been neutralized as the ISIS – an even more violent branch of Al Qaeda – is quickly making ground across the once liberated country. Now that the work of those who were sacrificed, were injured or even died has effective been erased, Amos has taken a stand to call Obama out for what he is – incompetent.
According to the Washington Free Beacon:
“We may think we’re done with all of these nasty, thorny, tacky little things that are going on around the world — and I’d argue that if you’re in that nation, it’s not a tacky, little thing for you–We may think we’re done with them, but they’re not done with us,” Amos said.
Amos argued against depicting U.S. intervention as becoming “the world’s policeman”–an expression Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) has been known to use–calling it a “bad term.”
The general said the United States is largely a force for good in the world, and that it has a duty to intervene in other nations since “We’re probably the only country in the world that has the resources and the capability to be able to do some of this that others can’t.”
Amos also blamed the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq for the growth of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq in the region, saying, “I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the minister of interior, and the governance and rule of law, all that stuff, I don’t think we’d be in the same shape we’re in today.”
Obama is single-handedly to blame, and volunteering to run for President and being elected puts this outcome directly at his feet and no one else’s – after all, he made the decision to fully pull out, right? We all know it as Americans, but for some reason, anyone remotely tied to his administration hasn’t had the gull to speak out and say the obvious – until now.
Now that you’ve heard it, feel free to let us know what you had to think about Amos’s claims in the comments below.
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