Ex-CIA Agent: Obama’s Mideast Policy 'Incompetent ... Subversive'

Friday, 22 Apr 2011 05:40 PM

By Dan Weil and Kathleen Walter

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President Barack Obama’s actions regarding the growing turmoil in North Africa and the Mideast are “incompetent at best and subversive at worst,” former CIA officer Kent Clizbe says in an interview with Newsmax.TV.

“The Obama administration is doing exactly what they criticized the Bush administration for,” particularly in Libya, says Clizbe, author of the forthcoming book “Willing Accomplices:  How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America.”

“They’re working on little information and a lot of ideology,” he says.

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Members of the Obama administration hammered the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Clizbe points out. But “they are doing what they criticized the Bush administration for 100 times over.”

The Obama administration doesn’t know who it’s dealing with in Libya, Clizbe says. “They don’t have an entry plan. They don’t have an exit plan. The strategy doesn’t seem to be anything more than hope and change.”

The Muslim Brotherhood will exploit the opportunities created for it amid the region’s turmoil, Clizbe warns. “The Brotherhood is, if not behind a lot of the revolutions, then setting itself up to take advantage of the unrest,” he says.

“The Muslim Brotherhood will sit back, work behind the scenes and keep themselves within striking distance of power. Maybe they will go through elections. Then once things break down — it may be months or years — they will be in a position to step in and takeover.”

The Muslim Brotherhood is using U.S. aid to bolster itself, just as the Bolsheviks did in the Russian revolution, Clizbe says. “The Obama administration is falling right into that trap.”

On a separate issue, Clizbe says Americans have a right to be concerned about whether Obama was born in the United States.

“There’s a constitutional mandate that lays out exactly the qualifications for any president,” he says. “In the past, the press has served as vetters for these issues.” But this time around, the press hasn’t come through, Clizbe says.

“President Obama needs to be vetted. What exactly is in his background, who knows? But he hasn’t been vetted. The birth certificate is just one tiny issue in a much larger vetting question.”

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