Syria “Expert” Cited by Kerry and McCain Fired for Lying
I thought liberals were allowed to lie? Obama does all the time.
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Holy cow! I just was made aware of this. Do you remember the name Elizabeth O’Bagy? She’s the 26-year-old woman advising McCain and others, McCain and Kerry, on the Syrian “rebels.” We discussed her last week. You remember now. I couldn’t believe that a 26-year-old woman, with that little experience, was a prime adviser on our decision to ally with the rebels in Syria. Well, guess what?
“The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about having a PhD, the group announced on Wednesday. ‘The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a PhD degree from Georgetown University,’ the institute said in a statement.
“‘ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.’ O’Bagy told Politico’s Kate Brannen in an interview Monday that she had submitted and defended her dissertation and was waiting for Georgetown University to confer her degree. O’Bagy’s Aug. 30 op-ed piece for the Journal, ‘On the Front Lines of Syria’s Civil War,’ was cited by both Kerry and McCain last week. McCain read from the piece last Tuesday to Kerry, calling it ‘an important op-ed by Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy.’