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Gen. Michael Flynn: Obama's Blunders Similar to Carter's

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Ret. Lt. General Michael Flynn (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 09:30 PM

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says President Barack Obama is making the same kind of strategic blunders against America's enemies as former President Jimmy Carter did more than 30 years ago.

In an interview Tuesday night on Fox News' "On The Record," Flynn, who also served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency until 2014, said that in his new book, "The Field of Fight," he points out both men failed to see "a disconnect between what we can actually do as a nation… and the ideology."

"I think there is a similarity [between them] in some of the ideological underpinnings — fighting [in Obama's case] radical Islamism, whereas Jimmy Carter, he believed … that communism wasn't a problem until the very end of his tour as president."

Flynn said "everyone was telling" Obama not to pull troops out of Iraq in 2011.

"It was a political decision that he had made and it was based on his own political ideology and political promise that he gave to his base, I guess, instead of looking at it from the national security, what was best for this country," he said. "And I think it was a huge strategic mistake."

"What we have to have [is] a president who is willing to make the harder right decisions that … are not based on political issues and political ideology."

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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says President Barack Obama is making the same kind of strategic blunders against America's enemies as former President Jimmy Carter did more than 30 years ago.
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