Skip to comments.McCain Hires Controversial Syria Analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy
Posted on 09/27/2013 12:55:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Sen. John McCain has hired Elizabeth O'Bagy, the Syria analyst in Washington who was fired for padding her credentials, The Cable has learned. She begins work Monday as a legislative assistant in McCain's office.
O'Bagy was a young but well-respected adviser at the Institute for the Study of War and had emerged quickly as an important voice among those arguing in favor of intervention in Syria. McCain and others had cited her work publicly before her nascent reputation collapsed when it was discovered that her claims to having a combined masters/PhD were false and that in fact she had not yet defended her thesis.
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Yes, it is just one phony, hiring another phony.
MaCain demonstrAtes his judgment, discernment, and moral standards yet again.
Why am I not surprised he would hire this lying scam artist?
Well, I guess it really is the end-game time for America. All the pretenses, all the masks, are dropping.
McCain has become his own parody. Mencken, Twain, Steyn and Wolfe together couldn’t create such a ridiculous figure.
Everything I had read before said there was no process for recall.
But it sounds as if Arizona may have something.
It gets worse. IMHO, McCain and Kerry used O’Bagy for the WSJ piece.
OBagy graduated from Georgetown with a bachelors degree in Arabic and went to live in Cairo for two years before returning to Washington to seek her masters and PhD from her alma mater in Arabic Studies. At the end of 2011 she began an internship with the Institute.
OBagy, a registered Democrat who voted twice for Obama, admits now that she was naïve about the Institute and Kim and her husband Fred Kagan.
Prior to ISW, she received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Tangier Morocco and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Fox missed something-— “Previously I was a Senior Research Analyst at the Institute For the Study of War where I specilized in Syrian politicss and security.”
Affadavit signed June 19, 2013
Not only did Kimberly Kagan have prior knowledge that O’Bagy did NOT have a PhD, she also knew (sent out?) O’Bagy to propagandize Congress and the MSM with lies about the strength and numbers of Syrian rebel “moderates.”
And... to emphasize...what is this?!!!
“Previously I was a Senior Research Analyst at the Institute For the Study of War where I specialized in Syrian politicss and security.”
ISW, et al, bear close scrutiny. We now have THREE reasons O’Bagy was thrown under the bus by ISW, not the least of which is that her “research” was being exposed as a lie.
Doesn’t matter. He doesn’t matter. He can stand up on the Hill and thumb his nose and wag his azz all he wants. He doesn’t matter any more.
We are just suffering through him the same as we are Obama. Time will run out and then we can slap his disrespectful smart azz into political retirement—tell him to sit down and shut up,
His having been a POW doesn’t give him a carte blanche to do whatever he wants to the American people. I can respect his service and thank him for that but otherwise—go screw yourself, Gollum.
John McCain is a dried up skid mark on the underwear of America.
I have to update his name:
Comrade Juan al-McNuts.
Sad is the sorry state of American leadership. Bunch of narcissists.