- Texas congressman compares Obama to bumbling deputy Barney Fife from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’
- Pentagon insider says Joint Chiefs of Staff are ‘seeing red’ and ‘spitting nails’ following Obama’s candid admission
- Generals are ‘losing confidence in their mission,’ said a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary
- House Intel Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Obama’s performance was ‘really shocking given the severity of the threat’
- White House press secretary said the administration isn’t concerned about the comment, but about the ‘way it was being reported’
Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama’s admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff’s deputy Barney Fife from ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’
And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary told MailOnline that the Joint Chiefs of Staff are ‘seeing red’ and ‘spitting nails’ following Obama’s candid admission.
‘They’re losing confidence in their mission,’ said the long-time Pentagon insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ‘When the president doesn’t know what direction to point people in, all his advisers can do is guess at what he wants. That’s not good.’
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News.on Thursday that Obama articulated ‘a pitiful foreign policy, and Barney Fife is in charge,’
President Barack Obama under fire and Pentagon furious for ‘we don’t have a strategy’ gaffe | Mail Online.