President Obama recently blamed the intelligence community for “underestimating” ISIS. Piers Morgan, recently ejected from CNN and now at the Daily Mail, isn’t buying that. At all.
‘James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) has acknowledged that they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,’ he said, when asked how ISIS’ influence could have spread so fast.
As Governor Chris Christie pointed out, by saying ‘they’ rather than ‘we’, Obama tried to distance himself from any personal responsibility or accountability for what has been a catastrophic failure to act over the greatest terror threat facing the world since Osama Bin Laden.
A more shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing it would be hard to find from a sitting President.
Indeed. And Morgan is only getting warmed up.
All that will happen now is that those maligned intelligence agencies will exact cold-blooded revenge on Obama by drip-feeding negative stories about him until he’s gone.
It’s what they do.
The truth is that Obama is the one who underestimated ISIS, plunging his head ostrich-like into the sand and hoping they would go away without having to do anything to actually make them go away.
There were clear, unambiguous public warnings made nearly a year ago in front of the Foreign Affairs Committee that ISIS was on the march in Syria and Iraq.
But perhaps Obama missed them.
Hardly surprising when we discover yesterday that he has only attended 42.1 percent of his Presidential Daily intelligence briefings.
Morgan even went after Obama’s golf obsession.
Imagine how emboldened they must have felt when Obama made his ‘heartfelt’ speech about journalist James Foley’s execution, and was then seen laughing and joking on the golf course SEVEN MINUTES later.
Obama has so far played golf 192 times since becoming President.
Even Rory McIlroy would struggle to match such enthusiasm for the game.
A rapid Arsenal soccer fan, Morgan knows all about sports obsessions. Yet, unlike President Obama, Piers Morgan knows when to set that aside and work. Morgan’s editorial doesn’t make up for his fraud and his anti-gun hysteria, but it’s impressive nonetheless.