Two former Secretaries of Defense give scathing rebuke of Defense policies

We know how the Emperor is doing on the home front, but anyone wondering how he is demonstrating his intellectual prowess as the Commander-in-Chief? (Or should I add how Valerie is doing)? We have heard subtle comments that he is micro managing our military actions, but this is a scathing report by two former Secretaries of Defense. This story makes the immigration issue pale for those who are serving or have loved ones serving in our military. Here we go:

President Obama’s former Secretaries of Defense have a low opinion of the boss’ defense policy.

Robert Gates, who served in that position under Obama from 2009 to 2011, and his replacement Leon Panetta (2011 to 2013), sharply criticized Obama on everything from administrative methods to being too insular to fighting the Islamic State terrorist organization in speeches at the Reagan National Defense Forum November 15.

“[President Obama] has given them the mission of destroying ISIS,” Gates said. “But when you then deny the military the authorities they require to achieve the objective, you leave them with a great sense of frustration.”


“I think it is important for the president and I think it’s important for our military leaders to know that they have to be able to use every possible option on the table in order to be able to succeed in that effort, and that we ought not to just ad hoc limit certain areas,” Panetta said.

“I think there is a gap between the president’s rhetoric in terms of the objectives and the missions that he sets for the military and then the authorization that he gives them to carry it out,” Gates added

More over at the Free Beacon


10 Responses to “Two former Secretaries of Defense give scathing rebuke of Defense policies”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    And now the NYT is reporting that Obama has extended the war in Afghanistan for one more year, funny how that is not being reported. This man is making us into a joke on the worldwide stage!


  2. Jersey McJones Says:

    Yeah, Panetta and Gates. Panetta cares more about Israel than the US, and Gates thinks there’s only one way to deal with any problem. What a pair.



  3. Lorra B. Says:

    What Obama has done to our military has’t been done or seen since World War II. Not only in numbers, but moral as well. It is a travesty that boggles the mind. The repercussions of this may be tremendous.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mcnorman Says:

    I think that many understand that having placed an incompetent blabber mouth community organizer at the helm has dangerous consequences. We’ll be paying for this for a very long time.


  5. Petermc3 Says:

    If you believe Obola desires to defeat ISIS I have a bridge over New York’s East River to sell you. Could his objective be to leave ISIS free to overthrow Syria’s Assad and complete one more link in his Arab Spring chain? Who are the true handlers behind Obama and Jarrett?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      You raise the question on a lot of minds. Who pulls the string of the Sock Puppet. By the way, I saw your comment got caught in the spam filter. Curious. Maybe you used the wrong words. Sorry.


    • the unit Says:

      Leave ISIS/ ISI Las O calls them to overthrow Assad, but over Putin’s and Khamenei’s dead locust shells. Probably same masters but different strings to see which puppet wins. Kinda like a razor blade kite fight. lol

      Liked by 1 person

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