Earlier this month, we reported on Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy, the gal with a fake Ph.D. whose op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal served as a catalyst for urging U.S. use of force in the Syrian powder keg. The 26-year-old Syria researcher’s writing was cited by both Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings as they advocated for U.S. strikes.
When it was revealed that in additional to lying about her educational credentials, O’Bagy was the political director — lobbying for the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a group that advocates within the United States on behalf of Syria’s rebels — the Institute for the Study of War abruptly fired her as announced in this terse memo.
At the time, we wrote: Here in Arizona we think we know this duplicitous guy. Read these linked articles to get a flavor of how little we actually know about McCain’s back door dealing in the halls of the senate. It’s bad enough that we are continually deceived by this marginal man of ample ego and limited intelligence, but his advocacy for entering a war zone from which there is little hope of resolution — based on the urgings of a winsome lobbyist paid to encourage our involvement, is beyond reprehensible.
So it should come as no surprise that the less than honest John McCain has hired this young counterpart Elizabeth O’Bagy as a legislative assistant. The two posers should get along famously. This is McCain’s gushingly enthusiastic statement regarding his new staffer: “Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office.”
“Talented,” indeed. O’Bagy has honed the skills of lying like a rug, which no doubt should appeal to practiced deceiver John McCain.
Daniel Greenfield of FrontPageMag, is an expert on radical Islam. His excellent report as the events unfolded can be read here: “McCain’s Syria Expert Doubles as Syrian Lobbyist.”