President Barack Obama “committed professional suicide” this week, former CNN host Piers Morgan argued in a Wednesday column for MailOnline.
Morgan, who was recently named editor-at-large of MailOnline in the U.S., accused the president of managing to “single-handedly alienate 200,000 employees in the American intelligence agencies by going on 60 Minutes and ruthlessly chucking them all under a bus over the rise of terror group ISIS.”
President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Citing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Morgan slammed Obama for saying “they” instead of “we” when discussing the failure of the United States to effectively respond to the Islamic State terror threat.
“A more shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing it would be hard to find from a sitting President,” he wrote.
He also referred to a “theory” in politics that “once a leader has fired 50 or more people from his or her administration, he or she is finished."
More from the scathing column:
Obama prides himself on a ‘leading from behind’ American strategy to confronting global terrorism and the current chaos raging throughout the Middle East.
But refusing to intervene in conflicts like Syria has so far proved to be spectacularly self-defeating.
Far from making America stronger, Obama has made the world’s greatest military power look weak.
So weak that these Jihadist thugs think they can behead American citizens with impunity in glossy snuff movies.
Morgan went on to criticize Obama’s “enthusiasm” for golf, noting that he has played 192 rounds since becoming president. He joked that "even Rory McIlroy would struggle to match such enthusiasm for the game."
The ex-CNN host also speculated that Islamic State terrorists must have felt “emboldened” to see the president of the United States giving a statement on the beheading of American journalist James Foley — and then out smiling on the golf course just seven minutes later.
“It’s time he got off the damn golf course, got up to speed with his intelligence briefings and focused on wiping out ISIS,” he wrote. “Before they wipe out more of the people he serves.”
Read the full column via MailOnline here.