Former USS Cole Commander: 'I Don't Want a Politician Leading This Nation, I Want a President'
In his address to the U.N. General Assembly this afternoon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined the threat posed by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. He said Iran will
have enough enriched uranium to make a bomb by next summer, adding it's getting "very late" to be able to stop the Iranians from obtaining a nuclear weapon. He called on the U.N. to draw a "clear red line" for Iran on enriching uranium.
Former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold joined Neil Cavuto on Your World and had harsh words for the Obama administration and its handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. He claimed there is "paralysis" on the national security front while the president campaigns for another term.
He also faulted President Obama for failing to have extensive face-to-face meetings with world leaders this week at the United Nations, calling it a "failure of leadership."
"One time a year, the president has an opportunity to gather with any leader in the world that he wants to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. ... Instead of this president taking that opportunity to meet with those leaders face-to-face, he chose instead to a touch-and-go in New York and get back on the campaign trail. I don't want a politician, I want a president who understands it's his job to be the president up until the day he is either out of office or re-elected," said Lippold.
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