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.”