Using words such as “absurd,” “preposterous” and “bewildering,” military experts, lawmakers and legal analysts reacted with dismay to the Pentagon’s detailed announcement of a planned assault to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State terror fighters.
As Newsmax reports: “Fox News Channel analysts Andrew Napolitano and Charles Krauthammer said the United States is giving up the element of surprise, with Napolitano, a retired judge, saying it is ‘almost a violation of law by revealing national security secrets to the enemy.’”
U.S. Central Command on Thursday revealed plans for the Spring offensive — a disclosure that baffled both a U.S. Senator who is an Iraq War veteran, as well as a retired general who claimed that sharing war plans in advance is “aiding and abetting the enemy.”
Via Newsmax: “The Islamic State (ISIS) took Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, last summer, angering American war veterans who were part of liberating the city during the Iraq War in 2003.”
Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and retired Air Force Gen. Thomas McInerney both appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to denounce the Pentagon’s disclosure of plans to train and send a certain number of Iraqi troops into Mosul in March or April.