Rob Malley, Obama’s New ISIS Czar, Is a ‘Trusted’ But Controversial Pick
President Obama has a new weapon in the fight against terror: a longtime security adviser he has promoted to be his new ISIS czar.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice refers to Rob Malley as one of her “most trusted advisers” and “one of our country’s most respected experts on the Middle East.” He helped broker the historic Iran nuclear deal and, years before that, helped President Clinton try to bridge the divide between Israelis and Palestinians.
As special ISIS adviser, the White House announced Monday, Malley’s sole focus will be to battle the brazen terror group, which has taken credit for killing more than 100 people in Paris, downing a Russian jet in the Sinai and setting off deadly explosions in Beirut, all just in the last couple of months.
One can search for it themselves, this pick has some negative press; oh well, we know nothing can go wrong in the Middle East.