04/18/2017

Former Obama National Security Adviser: Ex-President Left A 'More Dangerous World’

Mike Miller, Independent Journal Review

While the debate continues between supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, a former Obama official has made a startling allegation: the former president left behind “a more dangerous world.”

Moreover, the official was no “backbencher” — he was Obama's senior director for defense policy and strategy on the U.S. National Security Council staff from 2008 to 2010, Barry Pavel.

Pavel told Fox News that Obama's Syrian policy was a “major mistake.”

“In Syria, a major mistake was treating it like a humanitarian crisis, when it was a major national security crisis that has caused destabilization on our closest allies in Europe.

Syria has been a source of terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, and future attacks. I worry about that very much.”

Pavel agrees with critics of Obama's foreign policy, including the repercussions from his infamous “red-line threat” against Syria's use of chemical weapons — which he said taught adversaries that Obama “would never use military force for any purpose.”

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