October 06, 2014

Obama Administration Spends More Time Naming Conflict Than At Intelligence Meetings

And we wonder why Obama never learns about security issues until he reads it in his morning newspaper. Because he and his administration spend more time trying to spin his fuck-ups failures than to actually lead this country.

After nearly two months of conducting airstrikes over Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon is being pressured to answer a basic question: What are they calling this war? [...]

The debate over what to call this war follows a debate over whether to call the airstrikes a war at all. Secretary of State John Kerry initially was reluctant to do so, but U.S. officials eventually conceded that it is a "war" in the same way the U.S. has been at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates.

Now, the absence of any name for the mission is becoming just as perplexing.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby was pressed about the mission name following a report in The Wall Street Journal late last week, which quoted an anonymous Defense official who offered his own explanation. "If you name it, you own it," he told the Wall Street Journal. "And they don't want to own it." (Source)

(Un)Related:
Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?

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