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Ex-White House spokesman Robert Weiner: "Given media reporting on classified '28 pages' with alleged Saudi officials'...

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(Washington, DC)--Robert Weiner, former spokesman for the Clinton White House and the House Government Operations Committee, and policy analyst Elizabeth Burke challenge the Arab part of the "coalition" for more involvement to keep U.S. support in the war against ISIS.

Weiner and Burke argue in an article in OPEDNEWS, that in order to defeat ISIS, the Arab nations' coalition must be stronger, or the U.S. will take a back seat.

The article was written before recent leaks about the classified "twenty eight pages" that Bob Graham, former Intelligence Committee Chair and member of the 9-11 Commission, said on CNN require "the truth" to be told about Saudi involvement in 9-11. Many are now reporting that the classified materials document alleged meetings by some Saudi government officials before 9-11 with the hijackers.

Weiner stated today, "If these meetings happened, the American people have a right to demand strong Saudi ongoing combatant roles and financial leadership against ISIS, or we should let them fight alone. This is even more so in view of their threat to sell American assets if we 'blame' them for 9-11.

As President Obama travels now to the Saudi Kingdom April 21 for an Arab leaders' summit, "Let them know America's free speech prevails," Weiner asserted about potentially releasing the classified 28 pages.

The authors wrote, "On March 17, John Kerry called the ISIS atrocities 'genocide.' On April 13, President Obama went to the CIA headquarters and asserted 'progress' against ISIS, saying they've had a 'bad few months' of lost territory and forces. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest recently announced 'the latest assessment of the number of fighters' for ISIL in Iraq and in Syria as 'about 25,000,' down from a high of 31,000. We assume all this means the administration has been carefully and accurately counting each ISIS soldier to have such precise numbers, and they are accounting for recent ISIS actions."

Weiner and Burke concluded, "Many believe that the main reason we entered Iraq was to arrange access to Iraq's oil, which is not happening. The Middle East has the ammunition and resources to take charge. Now they need to direct them at ISIS. If they see they have no other choice, and they act, then we can support them. In fighting ISIS, U.S. efforts and dollars should match Arab self-interest.

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