Fresh from delivering the Democratic response to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour marathon against Obamacare, Sen. John McCain has added to his foreign policy staff. The hire is among the most bizarre imaginable.
Sen. John McCain has hired Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria analyst in Washington who was fired for padding her credentials, The Cable has learned. She begins work Monday as a legislative assistant in McCain’s office.
O’Bagy was a young but well-respected adviser at the Institute for the Study of War and had emerged quickly as an important voice among those arguing in favor of intervention in Syria. McCain and others had cited her work publicly before her nascent reputation collapsed when it was discovered that her claims to having a combined masters/PhD were false and that in fact she had not yet defended her thesis.“Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year,” McCain told The Cable in a statement. “I look forward to her joining my office.” McCain’s office said there would be no further comment on the matter.
Comment: Not sure wht McCain's motives are any more and I am done with him. This appointment tells me everything I need to know about his intentions and/or understanding what is going on here in the ME. Mr. McCain you have lost your way and this is a pty given your history.