Apparently choosing to kick that can down the road for a more competent president, Fox News recently revealed that President Barack Obama knew of North Korea’s ability to create miniaturized nuclear weapons – the kind that fit inside the tip of an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM – as early as April of 2014.
That’s right, over three years before President Donald Trump took the reigns, the United States government already knew it would be facing this issue and did absolutely nothing.
Instead of taking the information, provided by the Defense Intelligence Agency, and using it to prepare accordingly, President Obama and his cronies chose to pretend the problem wasn’t real and the intelligence agency was over exaggerating and telling tall tales about nuclear weapons, because that totally sounds like something an intelligence agency would do.
“During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.
The Director of National Intelligence and Obama officials subsequently tried to dismiss Lamborn’s disclosure by claiming the DIA assessment was an outlier that did not reflect the views of the rest of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
It was clear what Obama officials were doing in 2013. The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.”
If Obama’s administration was previously considered “the worst presidency since Carter” before, then it is almost certainly shortened to “the worst presidency” after this stunning revelation.
Hopefully President Trump is able to fix another Obama-era mess. Unlike the bad economy, terrible health care system, and ever expanding debt, this one could actually end in nuclear devastation.