@newtgingrich O- the ultimate micromanager. Worse than Carter.
— Dave (@emerdave) September 18, 2014
From The Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.
The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
Mr. Obama met with his top military advisers in Tampa Wednesday to get an update on the campaign against Islamic State. Officials said no decisions were made at the briefing, and Mr. Obama didn’t give the green light yet for an attack on Syria.
Newt Gingrich doesn’t need a green light to take a swipe at Obama:
Pres. Obama personally directing air strikes in Syria is height of bad military policy. He knows nothing about air strikes. Stick to golf.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 18, 2014
— Chantay Teel (@ChantayTeel) September 18, 2014
Indeed. But this tweeter makes a pretty good point, too:
@newtgingrich Have you seen his swing? Maybe stick to community organizing….seems to know a little about that!
— Stephan Riddle (@stephanriddle74) September 18, 2014