Usually an Obama stalwart, Andrea Mitchell may be signaling that she and her fellow libs may be tiring of constantly covering and making excuses for the White House occupant.
On Sundayâ€™s NBC Meet The Press, Mitchell said of Obama, â€œTactically he is being held hostage to endless negotiations to get Maliki out. And to decide that you are not going to do anything until you have a government, uh, is to wait forever and is to permit ISIS to do what it has done.â€
Sheâ€™s not done though, she continued, â€œAnd to say that he didnâ€™t have intelligence, this is not a hard target, this is Irbil, we have people there. The fact is there was intelligence and to say that they were shocked by the Peshmerga on Saturday night, being routed is a farce. The White House wasnâ€™t listeningâ€
Of course, Obama is not being forced to wait for a unified Iraqi government, that is a choice he is making, an incorrect one in the view of many. Mitchell accurately labeled Obamaâ€™s waiting as an excuse to do nothing. She also lays the blame and responsibility for the rise of ISIS at the feet of the White House occupant.
Obama had the intelligence, he was briefed and told what would be the likely outcomes, and he chose to do nothing. What Ms. Mitchell describes as not listening is simply not acting, choosing inaction over response or offensive or even pre-emptive acts.
Moving the liberal agenda forward isnâ€™t everything. The nation has to survive the transformation process. Some of Obamaâ€™s supporters may be having some second thoughts about their choice of leadership. About six years too late.
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