By Ginni Thomas
Russian and Chinese militaries are increasingly trying to bully American forces because they are “taking advantage of our weakness” and “publicly humiliating us,” according to a respected retired Air Force general and Fox News military analyst.
“It’s a slap in the face” to the United States, Retired General Tom McInerney says, and President Barack Obama “should not accept that kind of behavior.”
The president “unilaterally disarmed America,” adding “we have all these social experiments,” according to McInerney’s 18-minute exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation. By transforming America’s foreign policy, McInerney says Obama’s America is known as a nation that will “protect your enemies and deny your allies support.”
Running through the world’s hot spots accentuated by Obama’s failed foreign policy, McInerney says he is “very worried” that Israel has not gotten the weapons and protection it needs from the United States for its survival.
McInerney has been a steady watchdog of the Benghazi incident, serving his country as a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. He commends Judicial Watch for its tenacious efforts to uncover the facts of why Americans were left to die that fateful night on the anniversary of 9/11 in 2012. He is “disappointed” with the efforts made to date by House Chairman Trey Gowdy to uncover the facts of what went wrong in Benghazi.
McInerney decries the administration’s lack of response when asked “what difference does Benghazi make.” To him, it was a “dereliction of duty” for not providing adequate force protection before and during the attack.
Obama wrongly attacked Libya because a small force of radical Islamists were threatening Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, who, albeit flawed, had become an ally to America in the war on terror, the respected retired general says.
America’s military had plenty of warning and should have been at a higher state of readiness. Watching the last scene from the Benghazi movie, “13 Hours,” McInerney was offended of the reminder a Libyan charter plane came to take away the survivors and the fallen. He ashamedly asks, “Where was our great Air Force? Where was America to help these people?”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unaccredited server to conduct government business “put at risk our national security and she knew that.” The president, he adds, is culpable for those emails since his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel would have told him of her conduct.
Watch the full 18-minute interview here.