Andy Martin says reports in the Sunday Times of London indicate procrastination by President Obama may have doomed James Foley
Andy says a “dangerous new world” has arisen and that Americans need experienced new leadership in Washington
Andy says Obama’s delays in authorizing a rescue of James Foley may be Obama’s latest “Benghazi-style” disaster
(Manchester, NH) (August 25, 2014)
Dear Bedford Republican:
Thank you for inviting me to your breakfast today. As a candidate I have somewhat unique qualifications for the dangerous new world that has evolved with the murder of James Foley.
First, I am the only candidate who is familiar with the Middle East. I first went to there in 1970. After being among the few Republicans to oppose the invasion of Iraq I lived in Baghdad in 2003.
Sunday the Sunday Times [of London] carried a long article on how Obama’s delays in authorizing a rescue may have doomed Jim Foley. I have attached the first page and will post the full article on www.NewHampshireRepublcians.wordpress.com. Because I monitor the foreign press, from the Middle East to Asia to the U.K., I often find reporting that is not being made available in the U. S. In effect, foreigners get a more complete picture of what is going on in Washington than we do.
I think you will find the Times of London article disturbing. Barack Obama’s penchant for procrastination is well-known. He cost us American lives in Benghazi. He now appears to have cost James Foley his life.
I will keep investigating to find the truth abut what Obama did or did not do to rescue Jim Foley.
Now more than ever, we need a senator in Washington who has the foreign policy experience to lead a bipartisan movement for a strong response to eradicate ISIS.
[Andy has over forty years of experience in Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts. He was in Iran and Afghanistan during the hostage crisis in 1979-80, and has regularly returned to Southwest Asia since then. He lived in Iraq in 2003. His analysis of the terrorist threat in Iran during 1979-80, and again in Iraq in 2003, were leading-edge predictions of what Americans faced in the future. Andy first went to Asia in 1967 and has lived in or been in Israel, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Viet-Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.]