Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight – Yahoo Finance

It’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington.

Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011.

“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, I don’t think we’d be in the same shape we’re in today,” Amos said.

Amos also blasted the White House for failing to live up to its obligations around the world.

via Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight – Yahoo Finance.

It’s gonna kill URR to find himself in agreement with GEN Amos.


2 thoughts on “Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight – Yahoo Finance”

  1. No, it won’t. I am just glad he got over his three-year case of laryngitis.

  2. F _ _ _ ing A, you call it Marine, no one else seems to have the testicular fortitude to say it!!

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