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Obama to Pentagon: Hurry up with an excuse for why I told everybody ISIS was contained when it obviously wasn’t

By Doug Powers  •  November 23, 2015 07:49 PM

**Written by Doug Powers


President Obama has challenged the Pentagon to come up with a believable reason (or even maybe an unbelievable one that involves climate change) for why he’s spent so much time publicly downplaying the threat of ISIS while they’ve been opening branch offices all around the world. Degree of difficulty: That reason can’t be “because those are the assessments the White House demanded”:

President Barack Obama said Sunday he has told top military officials that he wants them to “get to the bottom” of whether intelligence assessments about Islamic State have been skewed or distorted before reaching the White House.

Mr. Obama, speaking at a news conference while traveling in Asia, expressed concern about recent reports that Islamic State assessments by analysts at U.S. Central Command were watered down or improperly adjusted by superiors. Central Command is the military command that oversees operations in the Middle East. The Pentagon’s inspector general is now investigating the matter and lawmakers have expressed concern about what has gone on.

“I don’t want intelligence shaded by politics,” Mr. Obama said, before adding that he didn’t want to prejudge the investigation. “I don’t want it shaded by the desire to tell a feel-good story. We can’t make good policy unless we’ve got good, accurate, hard-headed, clear-eyed intelligence.”

Obama demands the raw facts free from any political influence — just don’t make any mention “Islamic terrorism,” be sure to make some mention of a “JV team” and be sure to point a finger at Republicans and the NRA.

Obama has barely over a year left to go in his presidency but needs a scapegoat, so who in the intelligence community wants to step up and take one for this team?

**Written by Doug Powers

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Way to go, climate deniers!

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“God bless you” Planned Parenthood

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Need-to-know information that YOU don’t need to know

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Trigger warning

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Media, here’s your WiFi password

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Heartless laws holding back benevolent president

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