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Fmr CIA Director: Obama Forced Out Intel Chief Who Warned About Weak Iraqi Army

Fmr CIA Director: Obama Forced Out Intel Chief Who Warned About Weak Iraqi Army

Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” President Bill Clinton’s former director of the CIA James Woolsey said President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame poor intelligence is getting “less and less true” as he pointed to the forced resignation of the Head of [Defense Intelligence Agency] Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn who was “making it very clear he was very worried about the stability of the Iraqi army.”

Woolsey said,  “The head of DIA, nine months ago, Mike Flynn, was making it very clear he was very worried about the stability of the Iraqi army. And so I think that side of things really was not dealt with real squarely by the administration and I think it did, it did either, permitted or required Flynn to leave early, retire early, and he’s the most brilliant intelligence officer this countries seen in the last couple decades.”  

The DIA’s Chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, left his tenure a year early in August of 2014. 

At the time there were reports he was challenging the Obama administration narrative that al Qaeda was on the run after the death of Osama bin Laden.

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