Move over “Islamic terrorism.” D-list celebrity and Fox News foreign policy expert Antonio Sabàto has a new word he just “knows” that President Obama must say in order to properly fight terrorism.
Sabàto reprised his latest TV role as a Fox News pundit yesterday, despite the fact that his only qualification seems to be his enthusiastic support for Donald Trump. And a willingness to blow the "secret Muslim" dog whistle about Obama. This time, Sabàto was on hand to comment on Obama’s decision to extend troop presence in Afghanistan.
Predictably, instead of praising Obama for keeping more troops in Afghanistan – which is the kind of bellicose terror-fighting Fox News pundits usually call for - the hiked-skirt brigade aka Outnumbered, plus actor/model/reality TV personality Antonio Sabàto Jr. attacked it as an Obama administration failure.
“I wonder if the president was talking to the military leaders?” Cohost Harris Faulkner asked Sabàto. Had either of them bothered to listen to or read what Obama said, they’d have known that he had. Obama said:
“Upon taking command of coalition forces this spring, General Nicholson conducted a review of the security situation in Afghanistan and our military posture. It was good to get a fresh set of eyes. And based on the recommendation of General Nicholson, as well as Secretary Carter and Chairman Dunford, and following extensive consultations with my national security team, as well as Congress and the Afghan government and our international partners, I’m announcing an additional adjustment to our posture.”
But Sabàto – whose latest gig seems to have been hosting the Chippendale’s revue in Las Vegas - must have been too busy cogitating on Obama's military strategy to pay attention to what he said:
SABÀTO: I think the president has made huge mistakes in the last seven and a half years and our military needs to come home. I mean, first of all, he wanted to leave Iraq, then he had to go back and that whole situation is a mess.
Fact check: ISIS has lost and is losing ground in Iraq. That is why CIA Director John Brennan predicted a few weeks ago the group would step up terror attacks to bolster its image. But nobody corrected Sabàto and he continued uninterrupted.
SABÀTO: In Afghanistan, I think we need to pull out completely. But at this point, it’s too late. I mean, he’s made critical mistakes. I think he hasn’t listened to his commanders-in-chief, I mean, who actually know what they’re doing.
Obama’s military leaders may know what they’re doing but Sabato obviously doesn’t. Obama is the commander-in-chief of the military, not the generals.
But his own ignorance did not stop the never-having-served Sabàto from lecturing Obama about fighting terrorism:
SABÀTO: And he has to call it ISIS. He has to stop calling it ISIL. It’s ISIS, Mr. President. ISIS. And there’s a reason for that and it’s only grown. You’re not depleting it. …It’s gonna keep on growing ‘til we all do something about it. The entire country and the entire world has to get together and fight it.
Sabàto also provided his keen analytic skills to Hillary Clinton’s speech yesterday, saying, “Just give her a broom so she can fly away. …I mean, We can not stand her. Please stop talking. Enough is said.”
I guess Scott Baio wasn’t available yesterday.
Watch Sabàto mouth off without challenge, below, from the July 6 Outnumbered.
You forgot to mention how the President needs to wear red shoes and click his heels three times when saying it, ’tonio.