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McCain Hires Controversial Syria Analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy
The Cable ^ | 9/27/13 | Shane Harris

Posted on 09/27/2013 12:55:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

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To: ConservativeMan55

McCain has become his own parody. Mencken, Twain, Steyn and Wolfe together couldn’t create such a ridiculous figure.


51 posted on 09/27/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: waldenMP

Interesting.

Everything I had read before said there was no process for recall.

But it sounds as if Arizona may have something.


52 posted on 09/27/2013 1:10:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55; thouworm

It gets worse. IMHO, McCain and Kerry used O’Bagy for the WSJ piece.

http://swampland.time.com/2013/09/17/the-rise-and-fall-of-elizabeth-obagy/

O’Bagy 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.

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O’Bagy, a registered Democrat who voted twice for Obama, admits now that she was naïve about the Institute and Kim and her husband Fred Kagan.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/wall-street-journal-elizabeth-obagy-fired-96637.html

Prior to ISW, she received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Tangier Morocco and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.”

http://www.clscholarship.org/about.php

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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HT: thouworm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/09/12/obagy-affadavit-in-harroun-case/

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.


53 posted on 09/27/2013 1:10:38 PM PDT by maggief
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To: ConservativeMan55

54 posted on 09/27/2013 1:10:41 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

bttt


55 posted on 09/27/2013 1:11:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

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.


56 posted on 09/27/2013 1:14:04 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ConservativeMan55

John McCain is a dried up skid mark on the underwear of America.


57 posted on 09/27/2013 1:14:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Unbelievable.

I have to update his name:

Comrade Juan al-McNuts.


58 posted on 09/27/2013 1:14:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Ted Cruz for President!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

incredable....


59 posted on 09/27/2013 1:15:41 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ConservativeMan55
Nope, NOT satire! Just Sad!

Sad is the sorry state of American leadership. Bunch of narcissists.

60 posted on 09/27/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Juan McCain, collaborator.


61 posted on 09/27/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Starboard

Two apologies - Flake is no better.


62 posted on 09/27/2013 1:19:03 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: ConservativeMan55

Typical GOP thinking.

1. Reward al Qaeda for murdering Americans.

2. Reward corruption by covering it up.

3. Reward resume fraud.

4. And don’t forget to impose RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.


63 posted on 09/27/2013 1:19:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ConservativeMan55

Amazing that he couldn’t find anybody else...


64 posted on 09/27/2013 1:19:23 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: fortheDeclaration

agree 100%


65 posted on 09/27/2013 1:19:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: maggief

They’re just blatant now. WE are his enemy.


66 posted on 09/27/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: dforest

That’s exactly what I was thinking. While we’re at it, let’s recall Cornyn, Graham and McConnell!


67 posted on 09/27/2013 1:22:03 PM PDT by Warriormom
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To: Warriormom

McConnell is up for re-election in 2014. He may have met his Waterloo on this issue.


68 posted on 09/27/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ConservativeMan55

What a total flippin’ Manchurian he is.


69 posted on 09/27/2013 1:28:12 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ConservativeMan55

What a total flippin’ Manchurian he is.


70 posted on 09/27/2013 1:28:24 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rdcbn

That’s for state senators.


71 posted on 09/27/2013 1:30:47 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, they aren’t even pretending anymore.


72 posted on 09/27/2013 1:31:40 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“The Onion,” right?


73 posted on 09/27/2013 1:32:22 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Truth29

He’s an O’butthole.


74 posted on 09/27/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Is he sleeping with her?
Is he getting money from the same Syrian “rebel” front group that she is?
Or is he just plain crazy?


75 posted on 09/27/2013 1:37:08 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

McCain wants a liar on his staff, and I am not surprised.


76 posted on 09/27/2013 1:37:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Can’t believe we had to choose between HIM and Obama?

Yeah, who the only difference between the two was just the degree of tan.


77 posted on 09/27/2013 1:39:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

78 posted on 09/27/2013 1:40:19 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Well I'm sure she was hired solely for her steller credentials just like all young, nubile female staffers in Washington...


79 posted on 09/27/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ConservativeMan55

can this fool be recalled?


80 posted on 09/27/2013 1:41:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ConservativeMan55; a fool in paradise

All groupies in the world are dying of jealousy!


81 posted on 09/27/2013 1:42:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JediJones

What’s that saying about chrome off a trailer hitch?


82 posted on 09/27/2013 1:43:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeMan55

McCain just loves Jihadis. Kosovar jihadis, Libyan jihadis, Syrian jihadis ...


83 posted on 09/27/2013 1:43:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Shows she is part of the club. Can his arse.


84 posted on 09/27/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: 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.

Like they didn't already have lying airheads in McCain's office? They actually thought they needed at least one more?
85 posted on 09/27/2013 1:44:21 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ConservativeMan55

Why, he is leaving office and politics of any kind except to go home to Sugar Mommy.


86 posted on 09/27/2013 1:46:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Milton Miteybad

If this is true, He is giving every American the big finger. Why should someone be rewarded for lying? Damn, I wouldn’t dream of padding my resume. I put in a question to his office. Since I have NEVER heard back from my other questions, my guess I won’t hear back on this one either.


87 posted on 09/27/2013 1:47:31 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: maggief

Yep. I knew she was made.


88 posted on 09/27/2013 1:47:44 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: maggief

The man is a total fraud! Pathetic.


89 posted on 09/27/2013 1:48:40 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’m trying to remember why JD Hayworth was an unacceptable candidate... /s


90 posted on 09/27/2013 1:55:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Diogenesis

It is now RinoCare. They own it now.


91 posted on 09/27/2013 1:57:02 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: JediJones

She is unusual for a Lib. Normally Lib woman are hideous.


92 posted on 09/27/2013 2:01:03 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: dfwgator

What’s that saying about chrome off a trailer hitch?

Or, pulling a vacume on an onion sack.


93 posted on 09/27/2013 2:05:38 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: ConservativeMan55

McCain is TRULY INSANE!!! WHo the HELL hires a LIAR?? Oh Yeah....ANOTHER LIAR!! ARizona....you SHOULD be ASHAMED!!


94 posted on 09/27/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Whatever helps Jihad, John is for.


95 posted on 09/27/2013 2:17:24 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Lazamataz

McCain is a Democrat until he proves otherwise. Since he won’t, he is heretofore a Democrat O-bot


96 posted on 09/27/2013 2:20:30 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: rrrod

I wonder how many la raza operatives work for McCain and Flake that is another reason to not vote for them.

Get anyone else in who just hires ordinary people.


97 posted on 09/27/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ConservativeMan55
Every time I think this old fart couldn’t be any more of a traitorous scumbag.. he manages to surprise me!

So McCain, just how many Americans are you willing to get killed for your Saudi masters ambitions ?

98 posted on 09/27/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe it’s a very good thing that McCain did not get elected. He may have started World War III. It seems like he wants the United States at war with every country, no matter what

Actually, little ole maniacal John McCain has done much better then that. He is getting his junior senator to do the job for him.

99 posted on 09/27/2013 2:53:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

..and if McCain were elected in 2008 nothing would be different right now.


100 posted on 09/27/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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