A new Government Accountability Institute report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefing in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.
Why was Obama “completely unprepared” to deal with ISIS? Well, you would be too if you skipped 60% of your daily intelligence briefings and went and played golf instead. Obama has shamefully abandoned the office to which he was elected, and done much damage to the reputation and credibility of the United States to continue to be the world leader that we have been for the past 70 years.
Yet, this new revelation will cause no meaningful outrage in Washington, and the useless politicians on both sides of the aisle will continue to refuse to hold his feet to the fire. America has lost both it’s moral compass and moral courage as our downward declines continues to accelerate.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.
According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.
“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bull********,” a former senior Pentagon official “who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq” told the Daily Beast.