Rep. McCaul Blasts Obama, Actions Threat To National Security

May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – – Today the Chair of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul [R-Texas] responded to the President’s recent remarks at West Point.

McCaul charges that Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is not only feckless, it poses a direct threat to the national and domestic security of the United States.

Mr. McCaul stated,”Today, the President proved once again that he is intent on picking his conflicts based on politics, instead of dealing with the problems at hand. He has elected to pull out of Afghanistan based on arbitrary timetables, as opposed to building on the progress and sacrifices of both our Armed Forces and the Afghan people, and is choosing to leave too soon. Conversely, he has chosen to engage in Syria too late.”

The Chairman went on to suggest that the administration’s policy regarding the Syrian conflict will result in the United States arming al-Qaeda jihadists, again to the detriment of U.S. national interests.

“While there were options for helping the once mostly moderate opposition forces, in many places extremists rebels have now taken control of the front lines. Therefore President Obama’s decision to wait until now to address the crisis will affect not only our national but homeland security for years to come. This President must come to grips with the fact that Islamist extremism and al Qaeda linked groups are spreading, becoming more powerful and still intend to do us harm. Therefore America’s leadership, not its withdrawal, is more crucial than ever.”

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