Ever since Barack Hussein Obama took office seven long years ago, he has made it his mission to shrink the US military as much as possible, leaving both America and it’s servicemen vulnerable to attack.
Now, several top officials from the US military are speaking out to reveal the sickening things Obama has done to our servicemen. Three former defense secretaries who served under Obama – Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel – spoke to Fox News about the downside of Obama’s military strategies.
According to Conservative Tribune, the defense secretaries each talked about how Obama micromanages from the White House, second-guesses military commanders out in the field, and how his inexperienced staff makes crucial calls on the military.
“It was the operational micromanagement that drove me nuts, of White House and senior NSC staffers calling commanders out in the field and asking them questions, of second-guessing commanders,” Gates said in the interview, which was published April 6.
Gates served as defense secretary from 2006-2011, but before that he had been a deputy national security adviser to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in the first Bush administration.
“When I was deputy national security adviser, I would have tried to — even as deputy — if I had tried to call a field commander going around Dick Cheney, who was Secretary of Defense, or Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs, I’d have had my head handed to me, probably personally by the president,” Gates said.
Gates continued by saying what he would tell field commanders to do if they received such a call.
“(If) you get a call from a White House or National Security Council staffer, you tell them to call me instead,” Gates said. “And then tell them, ‘Oh, by the way, go to hell.’”
Meanwhile, Panetta discussed the culture in the White House, where currying favor with the president would get minor staffers more influence with Obama than even the secretary of defense.
“Very frankly, proximity is everything when you’re operating at the White House,” Panetta said. “The person who’s closest to the president has greater influence than even a cabinet member.”
“Staff people try to read what the president wants, and then try through the backdoor (to) influence the direction of policy,” he continued. “What that does is it undermines the very process that a president needs in order to get the best discussion and information possible.”
Finally, Hagel slammed the inexperience of both Obama and his staffers.
“President Obama, he’s one of the youngest presidents we’ve ever had, one of the most inexperienced presidents we’ve ever had,” Hagel said. “He has a staff around him that is very inexperienced.”
“I don’t think there’s one veteran on his senior staff at the White House. I don’t believe there’s one businessperson. I don’t believe there’s one person who’s ever run anything,” he added.
It’s horrifying that THREE men who served as defense secretaries under Obama all agree that he is making moves AGAINST our military. SHARE this story so Americans can learn what Obama is REALLY doing to our servicemen!