Former Head Of DIA Claims Team Obama Ignorned Rise Of ISIS Intelligence

Why would they do that? Politics. Listening might have caused issues with Obama’s re-election

(CNN) President Barack Obama’s former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit their re-election “narrative.”

“I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I’ll be very candid with you, they just didn’t,” retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.”

Flynn, who has been critical of both Obama and former President George W. Bush’s handling of the Iraq War and involvement in the Middle East, said that Obama was served poorly by a small circle of advisers who were worried about his re-election prospects at the time.

They were more interested in spinning a fable than protecting US interests and national security. The rise of ISIS coincided with Obama’s failed Iraq, Syria, and Libya policies, among others.

The story they needed to tell, he said, was that pulling troops from Iraq would not leave the region vulnerable to rise of a radical Islamic group like ISIS.

“I think the narrative was that al Qaeda was on the run, and (Osama) bin Laden was dead … they’re dead and these guys are, we’ve beaten them,” Flynn said, but the problem was that despite how many terrorist leaders they killed they “continue to just multiply.”

They were going with the “Queen Bee” theory, whereby if you kill the Queen, Osama, then the hive dies. Unfortunately, Islamic terrorists and their supporters are not bees. More unfortunately, the Obama administration lives in a different world than everyone else, and is more concerned with his optics than actually doing the right thing. Plus, doing the right thing would be hard work, especially regarding foreign policy, and that would get in the way of things that Obama actually cares about. If Obama doesn’t care about an issue, he tries to ignore it, regardless of the importance to the United States.

Consider: if a Republican president acted in this manner regarding ISIS, they’d be blamed for all the violence, rape, and sawing off of heads.

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