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Senator McCain Hires Elizabeth O’Bagy

The Cable is reporting that Senator McCain has hired Elizabeth O’Bagy, the former analyst at the Institute for the Study of War who was forced to resign after it was learned she lied about her credentials. Being discovered as a liar did not stop McCain and others in the Senate from using her ‘analysis’ to support their desire for military intervention in Syria. Bunkerville has the details on O’Bagy’s ouster at the Institute and also The Syrian Emergency Task Force.

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 […] → Keep reading