General James Conway, a former Marine Corps Commandant, told an audience at the Maverick PAC Conference that Obama’s alleged “strategy” doesn’t stand a “snowball’s chance in hell” of succeeding.
Maverick PAC has described itself as a super PAC ”dedicated to inspiring the next-generation of conservatives, electing a new generation of conservative leaders, and sharing common goals and interests that will help shape the future of America.”
The Daily Caller reports:
“I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding,” retired Marine General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps during the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama administration, said at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to a source in attendance.
Maverick PAC has described itself as a super PAC “dedicated to inspiring the next-generation of conservatives, electing a new generation of conservative leaders, and sharing common goals and interests that will help shape the future of America.”
The source said Conway’s major concern was that the U.S. did not have a force on the ground in Syria it could rely on, like the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq. Though the Obama administration believes it can support what it says are moderate rebel forces in Syria to aid in the fight against ISIS, many critics warn that there may be no truly moderate force in the country of any significant strength.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps also serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the 2003 Iraq War, Conway led the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
General Conway also blasted the Obama administration back in June over the illegal swap of 5 top Taliban leaders for American deserter Bowe Bergdahl.advertisement - story continues below
Obama has no intention of actually dealing with ISIS, who he continually refers to as ISIL due to the fact that he doesn’t want them associated with the same jihadists he and Congress are funding, training and arming in Syria.
Obama announced he has no intention of using US ground troops so one has to wonder why we are even engaging in this at all.
Watch: Retired General James Mattis told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday,
“You just don’t take anything off the table up front, which it appears the administration has tried to do.”
“Specifically, if this threat to our nation is determined to be as significant as I believe it is, we may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American ‘boots on the ground,'” he continued. “If a brigade of our paratroopers or a battalion landing team of our Marines would strengthen our allies at a key juncture and create havoc/humiliation for our adversaries, then we should do what is necessary with our forces that exist for that very purpose.”
September 18, 2014 9:40 AM EDT – During a House hearing on Thursday, September 18, former Gen. James Mattis, previously commander of U.S. Central Command, said Islamic State militants have captured America’s focus right now but that it is important to keep a broader view of global terrorism. (AP)
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