It’s all about keeping up appearances, folks:
Former intel chief says WH ignored ISIS warnings bc didn't fit re-elect 'narrative'https://t.co/9LueOQbdGQ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 1, 2015
More from 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.
Poorly served, or served exactly how he likes: By sycophantic yes-men.
This is Peak Obama https://t.co/5SOf3jcKUW
— Matthew (@Matthops82) December 1, 2015
— Josh Barrett (@barrett_josh) December 1, 2015
We wish we could say we’d be surprised if this is exactly how it had happened …
— Christine_317 (@ChristineT317) December 1, 2015
— ObsessedAbroad (@Obsessedabroad) December 1, 2015
— Brigette (@Brigette912) December 1, 2015
@jaketapper This is when you say.. : " Yeah, no sh*t, Sherlock "
— B'sC'sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) December 1, 2015
… But let’s face it. This is exactly the sort of thing we’d expect from the Obama administration.
— ClassicalLiberalMOT (@CygnusA81) December 1, 2015
— The Archon (@The_Archon) December 1, 2015
@jaketapper It's unfortunate that electability continues to take precedence over American's safety and national security.
— Fred Brandon (@FPWatcher68) December 1, 2015
What Obama & his administration did is the direct opposite of what a leader is supposed to do: face a problem & deal with it.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) December 1, 2015
— Wesley (@w_ptown) December 1, 2015