Author Seymour M. Hersh Says Barack Obama Lied About Osama bin Laden raid

IMAGE THAT, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA LIED ABOUT SOMETHING …

On Sunday in the London Review of Books, author Seymour M. Hersh , published as expose alleging that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden.  Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al Qaeda leader’s death. Read the full story at The Hill.

The Hill:

An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al Qaeda leader’s death.

This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then corroborate the president’s version of events.

“High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no,” Hersh wrote of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies.

Hersh based his report on a single, anonymous source. This individual, he said, is a “retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abottabad.”

Hersh’s source alleged that the Pakistani government had an active role in approving and implementing the raid on bin Laden’s compound.

CBS News/NY Times Poll: Race Relations Worst In Over Two Decades … 61% Call Race Relations in the US “BAD”

THANKS BARACK … YOU HAVE MADE MATTERS WORSE … OBAMA IS TRULY THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF.

According to a new CBS News-New York Times poll, 61% of Americans characterize race relations in the United States as “bad.” Thanks to Barack Obama, the most decisive president ever, the first black elected president of the United States has actually made race relations in the US worse, rather than better. You should be so proud of yourself. This is what the Obama presidency has accomplished, the poll states that for the first time since 1997 a majorities of both white and black Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are poor. Obama is an abject failure. This man could have done so much for race relations in the United States, he could have bridged the divide like Nelson Mandela did in South Africa between whites and blacks, but instead, because of his radical left agenda, his hateful black theology teachings and a religious mentor like Rev. Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, Barack Obama has made race relations worse in the US. This will forever he Obama’s legacy.

Is it any wonder why Barack Obama has created the worst race relations in two decades … It appears Obama was listening in the pews to his mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright

A new poll released Monday indicated that Americans believe race relations are at their worst in more than two decades.

The CBS News/New York Times poll said 61 percent of Americans characterize race relations in the U.S. as “bad,” including a majority of white and black respondents. The figure is the highest since 1992.

A total of 79 percent of African-Americans believe police are more likely to use deadly force against a black person than against a white person, while 53 percent of whites believe race does not play a role, the survey said.

Black respondents were also more likely than white respondents to believe their local police make them feel anxious rather than safe, the poll said.

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This was also the first time since 1997 that majorities of both white and black Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are poor, the poll said. Opinions among white Americans have grown sharply more negative in the poll even compared with earlier this year – with 62 percent of whites saying race relations are bad compared with just 35 percent in February.

Black respondents have historically had a more negative view than white respondents about race relations, but the level of pessimism is now similar, according to the poll.

Also, fewer than one in five white Americans think race relations are getting better – with 44 percent responding that relations are getting worse and 37 percent saying they’re staying about the same.

Most respondents – 64 percent of whites and 57 percent of blacks – thought the unrest in Baltimore following Gray’s death was not justified, the poll said.

This poll isn’t much better than the Bloomberg poll in 2014.

Dr. Ben Carson, who just announced that he was running for president for 2016, previously stated in November 2014 that race relations were better prior to President Barack Obama. He said that things have gotten worse because of Obama’s manipulation of minority communities

Silent No More: George W. Bush Rips Barack Obama on Middle East Foreign Policy … Says Obama is Naïve on Iran & Nuclear Deal and is Losing the War against the ISIS

IT IS ABOUT TIME THE COWBOY SAID SOMETHING, GWB RIPS BARACK OBAMA’S DISASTROUS AND NAIVE FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

At a Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson, former President George W. Bush blasted Barack Obama for his disastrous and naive foreign policy in the Middle East. GWB said that Obama was being naive when it came to Iran and the so-called framework nuclear deal and said that Obama was losing the war against ISIS. Bush further went on to say that Obama was placing the United States in “retreat” around the world. GWB, the cowboy that we have been longing for let loose with the following, “In order to be an effective president, when you say something you have to mean it. You gotta kill em.” Maybe the most reflective comment GWB made while blasting Obama’s vision-less and dangerous foreign policy was when he said of the foolish Iran nuclear deal, “You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”

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Hey America, who’s the IDIOT again?

In a closed-door meeting with Jewish Donors Saturday night, former President George W. Bush delivered his harshest public criticisms to date against his successor on foreign policy, saying that President Barack Obama is being naïve about Iran and the pending nuclear deal and losing the war against the Islamic State.

One attendee at the Republican Jewish Coalition session, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas with owner Sheldon Adelson in attendance, transcribed large portions of Bush’s remarks. The former president, who rarely ever criticizes Obama in public, at first remarked that the idea of re-entering the political arena was something he didn’t want to do. He then proceeded to explain why Obama, in his view, was placing the U.S. in “retreat” around the world. He also said Obama was misreading Iran’s intentions while relaxing sanctions on Tehran too easily.

According to the attendee’s transcription, Bush noted that Iran has a new president, Hassan Rouhani. “He’s smooth,” Bush said. “And you’ve got to ask yourself, is there a new policy or did they just change the spokesman?”

Bush said that Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran with a promise that they could snap back in place at any time was not plausible. He also said the deal would be bad for American national security in the long term: You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”  

Bush then went into a detailed criticism of Obama’s policies in fighting the Islamic State and dealing with the chaos in Iraq. On Obama’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of 2011, he quoted Senator Lindsey Graham calling it a “strategic blunder.” Bush signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to withdraw those troops, but the idea had been to negotiate a new status of forces agreement to keep U.S. forces there past 2011. The Obama administration tried and failed to negotiate such an agreement.

Bush said he views the rise of the Islamic State as al-Qaeda’s “second act” and that they may have changed the name but that murdering innocents is still the favored tactic. He defended his own administration’s handling of terrorism, noting that the terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed to killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was captured on his watch: “Just remember the guy who slit Danny Pearl’s throat is in Gitmo, and now they’re doing it on TV.”

Obama promised to degrade and destroy Islamic State’s forces but then didn’t develop a strategy to complete the mission, Bush said. He said that if you have a military goal and you mean it, “you call in your military and say ‘What’s your plan?’ ” He indirectly touted his own decision to surge troops to Iraq in 2007, by saying, “When the plan wasn’t working in Iraq, we changed.”

“In order to be an effective president … when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.”

Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Barack Obama a Liar & Devilish Regarding So-Called Iran Nuclear Agreement

HOW SAD AND PATHETIC IS BARACK OBAMA WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF AGREEING WITH IRAN’S AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI.

Iran’s  Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, broke his silence on the so-called “framework” the Obama administration has been trumpeting as the basis for a nuclear accord with the Republic of Iran. Khamenei’s speech not only pulled the rug out from underneath the Obama administration, but also went after Obama and called him a liar. Khamenei accused the Obama administration of “lying” about the proposed terms, being “deceptive,” and having “devilish” intentions.

I guess  Khamenei knows Obama well and has seen him operate as president. Lying, deceptive and having devilish intentions, that sounds pretty much spot on when it comes to Barack Hussein Obama. It would appear that Ayatollah Khamenei knows that Barack Obama is the Lying King as well.

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Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Barack Obama a Liar, who would disagree?

Depending on proximity to the podium at which Barack Obama delivered his victory speech about an alleged “historic” nuclear deal with Iran, at the end of the April 2 speech some of the more formidable bushes in the Rose Garden had not wilted and died from the withering effects of 18 minutes of self-aggrandizement and legacy weaving by The One.

Surviving Rose bushes notwithstanding, Obama’s vaunted deal all but vanished into thin air as Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, pummeled Obama with words so harsh that one must reluctantly concede that the Ayatollah, although a congenital liar and despicable tyrant himself, has unwittingly unearthed the truth about America’s number one problem: The presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.

As reported:

“Earlier today, Khamenei broke his silence on the supposed “framework” the Obama administration has been trumpeting as the basis for a nuclear accord. Khamenei’s speech pulled the rug out from underneath the administration.

Khamenei accused the Obama administration of “lying” about the proposed terms, being “deceptive,” and having “devilish” intentions, according to multiple published accounts of his speech, as well as posts on his official Twitter feed.”

Bill O’Reilly Says on The O’Reilly Factor … “I Think I Trust Iranian Regime More Than American Press”

Last night on the O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’ Reilly during his Talking Points memo stated that many Americans and Congress do not trust Obama to do anything. At issue now is the so-called Obama-Iranian nuclear framework deal that is questionable at best.  O’Reilly went on to say that he did not trust the American Press to interpret  the discussion with their Obama bias. O’Reilly then went on to say that he trusts Iran more than the America press. Sadly, that is the state of affairs with the liberal MSM today.

“Here’s what I don’t want. I don’t want the press, cause I don’t trust the press, I think I trust Iran more than I trust the American press. I don’t want the American press interpreting this for me.”

VIDEO Hat Tip – The Gateway Pundit

Iran Accuses The Obama Administration of Lying About New Nuclear Agreement

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A BAD DEAL WHEN BOTH SIDES ARE COMPULSIVE LIARS …

Doesn’t this give you a warm fuzzy, just hours after the Iran nuclear deal was announced as a historic agreement between the United States and Iran over its nuclear program, Iran’s leading negotiator, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework. REALLY, OBAMA LIE? Because that has never happened during his disastrous president, NOT! So who are we to believe with such and important issue that affects US national security, the Middle East and Europe … The known liar, Barack Hussein Obama, or the known liars, the Iranian government? This is why Obama and his minions should never be allowed to make any deal like this, they cant be trusted to do right by America.

How sad and pathetic has it become in the United States when forced to choose between a US president and Iran as to who is lying, you can’t. So how did Obama sell this to the Iranians, if you like your uranium enriched centrifuges, you can keep your uranium enriched centrifuges?

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Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

Zarif bragged in an earlier press conference with reporters that the United States had tentatively agreed to let it continue the enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, as well as key nuclear research.

Zarif additionally said Iran would have all nuclear-related sanctions lifted once a final deal is signed and that the country would not be forced to shut down any of its currently operating nuclear installations.

Following a subsequent press conference by Secretary of State John Kerry—and release of a administration fact sheet on Iranian concessions—Zarif lashed out on Twitter over what he dubbed lies.

US Only Adds 126,000 Jobs in March 2015 … 245K Expected; Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.5% … Record Level of Americans Not in Labor Force

THE OTHER BARACK OBAMA LIE … THERE IS AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN THE US.

Economic recovery, what economic recovery? As reported at CNBC, economists expected nonfarm payrolls to rise 245,000 in March 2015 and the unemployment rate was to remain the same; however, the numbers came in much, much, much lower. In fact, only 126,000 jobs were created in March, the smallest gain since December 2013. OK, so how did only half the number of jobs come in as predicted and the unemployment rate did not go up, Hmm?

Do you really want to know who such fuzzy math can take place and a lying Obama and his minions can claim that 5.5% is a good thing when it is not? How about a record 93,175,000 Americans are not in the Labor Force!!!

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The sputtering U.S. economy created just 126,000 jobs in March as bad weather, weak consumer spending and flailing corporate profits resulted in the worst report since December 2013.

Economists expected nonfarm payrolls to rise 245,000 in March, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.5 percent, according to Reuters. February’s numbers were revised lower to 264,000 from the initially reported 295,000, while January’s number fell from 239,000 to 201,000.

The total fell well short of the 269,000 average over the past year and was the first time in 14 months that the number dropped below 200,000.

However, the overall unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, as a generational low in labor force participation helps keep the figure low. A separate gauge that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well those employed part-time for economic reasons—the underemployed—edged lower from 11 percent to 10.9 percent.

Record 93,175,000 Americans Not In The Labor Force:

More Americans dropped out of the labor force last month, as the number of people not in the labor force hit another record high in March.

According to Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statics jobs data 93,175,000 Americans were not in the work force in March, an addition of 277,000 to February’s level of 92,898,000.

The BLS defines people not in the labor force as people ages 16 and older who are neither employed nor have they “made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week.”

The work force decline also corresponded with a drop in the labor force participation rate, wherein March’s rate of 62.7 percent matched earlier lows seen September and December 2014 but not seen before since in 1978. February’s participation rate was 62.8 percent.

Barack Obama to End Nuclear-Related Iranian Sanctions … Announces Peace in Our Time

MEET THE MOST DANGEROUS PRESIDENT THE UNITED STATES HAS EVER HAD … OBAMA ANNOUNCED PEACE IN OUR TIMES WITH IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

Barack “Neville  Chamberlain” Obama announced peace in our times with Iran and be has made a deal with the devil with one of the most untrusted, radical Islamist, state sponsored terrorist countries in the world. During Obama’s speech in the Rose Garden, Emperor Obama announced that they have a frame work for a deal with Iran and then actually warned Congress to accept the Iran nuclear deal hook, line and sinker. UNREAL. This dangerous president has made a deal with an Islamist regime who cannot be trusted. Then again, neither can Barack Hussein Obama.

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President Barack Obama said the framework deal that U.S. and its negotiating partners reached with Iran is a historic milestone that is based on unprecedented verification measures and not trust alone.

“After many months of tough principled diplomacy, we have achieved the framework for that deal, and it is a good deal,” Obama said at the White House Thursday. “It is our best option by far.”

“Iran will never be permitted to develop a nuclear weapon,” Obama said. If the Islamic Republic follows through on its promises “we will be able to resolve one of the greatest threats to our security.”

He now faces a tough task convincing Republicans on Capitol Hill that Secretary of State John Kerry was able to secure enough in the negotiations.

APPEASEMENT NEVER WORKS AND NO ONE SHOULD TRUST IRAN OR OBAMA FOR THAT FACT.

VIDEO Hat Tip – The Gateway Pundit

Sorry America, we have seen the likes of this before. Wake the hell up America and pay attention. Turn off your reality TV or whatever you have been doing during the past 8 years and pay attention. Barack Obama lied about Fast & Furious, he lied about Obamacare, he lied about the IRS scandal, he lied about Benghazi, he has been lying about the economy and now we are supposed to believe him when it comes to this? Do you really believe that any deal can be made with any of these people? For Americans who have no clue of history, Peace in Our time turned into Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s excuse to keep going, spreading across Europe and starting WWII.

EXIT QUESTION: Is Obama insane or does he really want to turn the Middle East into a nuclear mushroom cloud?

Sgt. Bowe Bergdah Charged with Desertion & Misbehavior Before the Enemy … The Same Individual Obama Admin Said Served with “Honor and Distinction” and Traded 5 Taliban GITMO Prisoners

Sgt. Bowe Bergdah Charged with Desertion … Tell us something everyone did not already know prior to his release.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy.  As reported in Stars and Stripes, Bergdahl is charged with one count of Article 85 and one count of Article 99 under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Much of the back-story that Bergdahl was a deserter was known at the time ahead of the deal made for his release. However, Barack Obama has obviously never met a military deserter he did not like. This is the same man that Barack Obama had a Rose Garden ceremony with his parents announcing his release. GOOD GRIEF. Bowe Bergdah, a deserter, a man who deserted his fellow soldiers, was exchanged for 5 top Taliban GTITMO detainees. Compounding this terrible Obama deal to trade an army deserter for 5 top Taliban GITMO detainees, Fox News is reporting that at least three of the five Taliban leaders traded last year for Bergdahl have tried to plug back into their old terror networks.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, Army officials said Wednesday, setting the stage for emotionally charged court proceedings in coming months.

Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, told The Washington Post that his client was handed a charge sheet Wednesday. Army officials said in a statement that Bergdahl has been charged with desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place. His case has been referred to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, which is frequently compared to a grand jury proceeding in civilian court.

The court hearing for Bergdahl, 28, will be held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where Bergdahl has served since shortly after his recovery on May 31, 2014.

Under the misbehavior-before-the-enemy charge, Bergdahl faces a maximum punishment of confinement for life, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction to private and total forfeiture of pay and allowances since the time of his disappearance, Army officials said. The desertion charge carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction to private and a total forfeiture of pay and allowances.

Let’s not beat around the bush, the deal for Bowe Bergdahl was made by Obama for one reason and one reason only, to empty GITMO.  Barack Obama cared more about emptying GITMO than he ever cared about the fact that Bowe Bergdah was a deserter. Or the fact that he put his fellow soldiers in harms way. Obama could have cared less. This is what a community agitator does. This is what a liberal ideologue does. This is what an individual does who has nothjing but contemt for the United States military.  And sadly, this is what passes as a Commander in Chief today. You should be ashamed America for electing and reelecting the worst president ever.

Article 85 is “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty.” It carries a maximum potential punishment of a dishonorable discharge, reduction to the rank of private, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and five years in prison.

Article 99 is “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.” It carries a maximum potential penalty of dishonorable discharge, reduction to the rank of private, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and life in prison.

Remember when Barack Obama flunky Susan Rice said Bowe Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction.” But what else would you expect from an Obama minion, part of an administration that is against everything that the United States once stood for? Really, Bowe Bergdah served the United States with honor and distinction? UNREAL. I wonder what his fellow soldiers think think how he served? Or any other military person who is in harms way and serves this great nation putting their life on the line? Bowe Bergdah didn’t serve the United States with honor and distinction … he deserted his country.

Chris Wallace Grills CIA Director John Brennan on ISIS & Iran … “Didn’t You Give the American People and the President Give the American People a False Sense of Confidence Back in 2012 about Our Fight Against Islamic Terrorists at a Time”

Chris Wallace asks, Director, can we really say ISIS is losing?

Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace interviewed CIA Director John Brennan and asked some very direct questions when it came to the treats from both Iran and ISIS. Wallace asked why the Obama administration refuses to call or enemy for what they are, “Islamic extremists” and why President Obama and John Brennan have rejected identifying them for what they are. Brennan replied that ISIS was simply “a corruption of the Islamic faith.” REALLY? Director Brennen might want to read the Koran. It is not a corruption of the Islam, it is an interpretation that many agree with.

Brennan said the vast majority of Muslims reject ISIS’ actions. Wallace then directly confronted Brennan over why he and the president won’t openly talk about “Islamic extremism.” He asked why the administration is “ignoring” confronting them like that.

Brennan simply insisted that “it is a corruption of the Islamic faith.”

Sadly, the CIA director sounded more like a shill for Barack Obama than truly understanding and caring about the safety and protection of the United States. There were far too many references to touting Barack Obama and John Kerry during this interview as compared to folks like formal CIA director General David Petraeus and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who are persona non grata with the Obama administration.

FOX NEWS Sunday Full Transcript:

WALLACE: Do you really think that the U.S. and Iran share interests?

BRENNAN: I think what’s Daesh, ISIL has been doing in the region is something that is counter to U.S. interests as well as counter to Iranian interests. And the Iranians are now engaged with their Iraqi partners to try to push back these forces of terrorism inside of Iraq.

So, Iran does have an interest in preventing further Daesh, ISIL terrorist attacks. At the same time, I think they need to be responsible as far as what they’re doing inside Iraq and not further inflaming that situation.

WALLACE: But your immediate predecessor in this job, General David Petraeus, said this week Iran is not an ally. It’s part of the problem, not part of the solution. And Benjamin Netanyahu, when he spoke to Congress, said the enemy of your enemy is not your friend, he is your enemy.  [...]

WALLACE: General Lloyd Austin, the head of the U.S. Central Command, told Congress recently that ISIS is losing. But ISIS is still dug into Iraq and Syria. They now have affiliates across North Africa. They were possibly responsible for these terrible attacks this week in Tunisia and Yemen.

Director, can we really say ISIS is losing?

BRENNAN: Clearly, ISIS momentum inside of Iraq and Syria has been blunted and it has been stopped. So, they are not on the march as they were several months ago. And so, our working with the Iraqis and the Iraqis now trying to push back against it, it is having some great, I think, progress.

At the same time, this phenomenon of Daesh throughout the entire region is something that we need to work with our partners. We see what’s happening in other countries, in these franchises that are blowing up in Libya and other areas. They — they’ve claimed responsibility for attacks in Tunisia and Yemen.

This is something that clearly is not just restricted to Iraq and Syria. So, we cannot relent. We have to continue working with our partners in the region.

WALLACE: Here is what you said in 2012.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BRENNAN: If the decade before 9/11 was the time of al Qaeda’s rise and the decade after 9/11 was the time of its decline, then I believe this decade will be the one that sees its demise.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WALLACE: Director Brennan, weren’t you just flat wrong about that?

BRENNAN: No. And when we look at al Qaeda and we look at what has happened to al Qaeda and particularly the core of al Qaeda that was in the area of Afghanistan and Pakistan, they have taken some really big hits.

WALLACE: But — but, respectfully, sir, when you were saying this is the decade of al Qaeda’s demise, I don’t think most people thought you meant, well, yes, but there will be an offshoot called ISIS which spreads across the Middle East.

BRENNAN: This phenomenon that Daesh represents right now is a new one. It is one that has grown up in the past two years.

WALLACE: But it’s an offshoot of al Qaeda.

BRENNAN: We’ve done a lot against al Qaeda. We’ve been able to push them back. We’ve been able to prevent their attacks.

But there are these offshoots, as you say. This is a phenomenon that we’re going to have to deal with. And I do think over the next decade, this is going to be a long, hard fight.

WALLACE: I guess what I’m asking is didn’t you give the American people — and the president give the American people a false sense of confidence back in 2012 about our fight against Islamic terrorists at a time, perhaps not so coincidentally, when the president was running for reelection?

BRENNAN: What we said was al Qaeda was on the run. We said that al Qaeda was really bloodied and it was not the same organization that it was in 9/11, as well as in the years after that.

There was no sense that I think either I or the president or others gave to the American people that terrorism was going away. But we’ve made great progress against a lot of these groups that had plans in place to carry out attacks.

WALLACE: You talked recently of the ideology — your word — that fuels ISIS.

What is that ideology?

BRENNAN: It is a very twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent, but in no way do they represent. It’s an ideology of violence. That’s what it is. It is not a religious ideology.

WALLACE: Well, Islam is certainly a part of it, isn’t it?

BRENNAN: They purport to be Muslims. But as I said, the overwhelming majority of Muslims throughout the world roundly denounce and condemn what they’re doing. And that’s why we should not give them any type of religious legitimacy.

WALLACE: This gets to your refusal and the president’s refusal to talk about Islamic extremism. (MORE)

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