By Igor Derysh, June 13, 2014.
Appearing on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch, Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe stated that President Obama is “supporting the enemy.”
Speaking about the escalating violence in Iraq, Inhofe said that Congress could approve funding for arms, surveillance, and intelligence to help the Iraqi army defend against Islamist militants but worry Obama wouldn’t act anyway.
Inhofe said “there’s no assurance the president couldn’t just stall it. People say do something – well, you know, never in my political career in my memory did it occur to me that we would have a president of the United States who would be doing things supporting the enemy. Our system isn’t set up for Congress to deal with this kind of situation.”
Inhofe then told host Tony Perkins that Obama has made many “stupid” military decisions and he’s even considered leaking classified information to prove it to the public.
“All of these hearings, these classified briefings like the one we had this morning, I almost don’t mind talking about what they said because it’s all so orchestrated, they always have five or six people from the administration, all of them agreeing with the president,” Inhofe said.
Perkins chimed in, saying “people are now calling in on a regular basis and saying, you know what, I knew this administration was incompetent but I believe this goes beyond incompetence. I believe some of it’s intentional, either they are working intentionally to undermine America or they simply have no clue whatsoever.”
“If I were to agree with that, I’d lose all credibility in going on because that is the first thing they’d accuse me of,” Inhofe responded. “But I’d have to tell you, those people have every reason to believe what they are believing now. This couldn’t just keep happening over and over again.”
“These are things that are costing American lives, Tony. This is not just an insignificant thing,” Inhofe added.