McChrystal Talked to Obama Once in 70 Days

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Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times reports in her article, “McChrystal Talked to Obama Once in 70 Days“, the President’s lack of involvement in foreign policy and national security matters. 

She continues, “This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of an classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan “will likely result in failure” if more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over healthcare reform continues to dominate Washington’s political discussions.”

Carpenter also reports that other national defense heavyweights have weighed in on the matter, “Former U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations John Bolton said this was indicative of President Obama’s misplaced priorities.

“I think it’s very clear, and has been during last year’s campaign and in the eight months the president has been in office that he just doesn’t regard foreign policy and national security as important as domestic issues, like reforming the healthcare system,” Mr. Bolton told the hosts of the Washington Times’ American Morning News Monday morning.

He went on, ‘If you think there are no threats then it’s not illogical to pay no attention to the rest of the world. The problem is in his [Obama's] basic reading of the international environment where we do continue to face massive threats from international terrorists and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among others.’ “

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