CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera asks retired Col. and NBC analyst Jack Jacobs about the Obama administration's Syria policy this morning. What should Obama do?
"Shut up is the first thing to do," Jacobs said. “We’re not doing anything whatsoever … The most outrageous thing imaginable was the secretary of defense … his criticism of Putin was that Putin was not professional, that the way Russia’s been doing [bombing] is not professional. I mean, if the worst thing that you can say about somebody is that he’s not genteel in waging war and making you look like a dummy, then you’ve got absolutely nothing to say."
CNBC ANCHOR: It is clear they want to keep us out of war, the American people don't want it. But if that is your intention, you are basically Rand Paul-like in your view of it, if you talk tough all the time, you end up looking silly and hypocritical.
COL. JACK JACOBS: That's why shutting up is good advice. Because it is clear you don't know what you're talking about. Anybody with any military experience knows that everything we've been doing there is bankrupt... We've got egg on our face because we clearly have a bankrupt-- we don't even have a strategy.