Former CIA Director: We Didn't Hit ISIS Oil Wells to Avoid Environmental Damage

Former CIA Director Mike Morell stated on Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show that the Obama administration “seemed” to back off from bombing oil wells controlled by ISIS, at least in part because such strikes would cause “environmental damage.”

Breitbart has the short video of Morrell telling Charlie,

“So, prior to Paris, there seemed to be a judgment, right? I don’t sit in the Sit[uation] Room anymore, but there seems to be — there seemed to have been a judgment that, look, we don’t want to destroy these oil tankers because that’s infrastructure that’s going to be necessary to support the people when ISIS isn’t there anymore, and it’s going to create environmental damage. And we didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure, right?”

Right. We get it. Obama cares more about the environment than crushing ISIS. But we all knew that.