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Lt. Gen. Flynn: ‘About Time’ Obama Found Out He Has A National Security Team

Steve Guest Media Reporter

One of President Obama’s top military intelligence advisers blasted the president Thursday, saying, “I think it’s about time the coach figured out he has a national security team.”

Appearing on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” with Martha MacCallum on Thursday, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the threat of ISIS and al-Qaida is “not a problem that’s gonna go away with some speeches.” (VIDEO: Obama’s Former DIA Director: Admin Dismissed ISIS Warnings Because It Didn’t Fit The ‘Narrative’)

“He’s gonna get a pretty dire picture, and it’s not going to be one of an organization, in terms of the Islamic State, that’s ‘set back’ or a ‘J.V. team,'” Flynn said of Obama’s scheduled meeting Thursday with his national security advisers.

Flynn told MacCallum, “I’ll be very honest with you, Martha. I think that it’s about time that the coach figured out he has a national security team or certainly components of it with his recent visit to the Pentagon and to the National Counter-Terrorism Center. He’s not going to get a rosy picture from the Counter-Terrorism Center today.”

The National Counter Terrorism Center, which Obama is planning on visiting has “been very, very consistent for a long time, and I’m talking years as to the threat we are facing from al-Qaida, the Islamic State and radical Islamists.”

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