Skip to comments.White House keeps Obama briefed on flight terror (between golf holes)
Posted on 12/26/2009 3:10:52 PM PST by maggief
White House officials began their Saturday at 4 a.m. in Hawaii 9 a.m. on the clock in Washington to prepare with counterparts across the government a briefing for Obama. National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough in Hawaii, homeland security and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and others in Washington spoke with Obama at 6:20 a.m. by secure telephone conference call at the first family's rented vacation home.
Thecall lasted less than 15 minutes. Obama left immediately afterward for a trip to the gym.
Other traveling administration aides also were kept in a secure hotel room to receive briefings from investigators, to monitor developments, to feed updates to the president and to coordinate across agencies. Regular updates were sent to the president, who despite being on holiday made decisions to continue increased security precautions he put in place after Friday's incident.
Officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss delicate situation and to describe the president's private schedule.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
What a friggin joke! Like the Muslim cares.
Obama plays golf in Hawaii with friends
AP via Chicago Trib ^ | December 26, 2009
The press sure does seem worried we might not appreciate how much the president cares.
Other traveling administration aides also were kept in a secure hotel room to receive briefings from investigators, to monitor developments, to feed updates to the president and to coordinate across agencies.”
SO THEY COULD GET THE BEST ACLU LAWYER TO DEFFEND THE ALLEGED TERRORIST.
The press is going nuts trying to cover for our boy-king.
Any word on why the 3 hr wait to notify Barry about the attack?
SO THEY COULD GET THE BEST ACLU LAWYER TO Defend THE ALLEGED TERRORIST
It does not appear Barack Hussein Obama bowing to his majesty the King of Saudi Arabia had much impact upon his Muslin Brethren.
Caesar “fiddled while Rome burned”, obama plays gulf after a terrorist strikes an American plane.
Not much difference between the two when it comes to caring about the people they’re supposed to be protecting.
But then, that must be above obama’s pay grade.
Yes, the word is the MSM has decided that it just didn't happen that way.
Obama is America’s First Failed Black Pres-dent.....
Seems to be a Delegater in Chief.
Some presidents are better at this than others.
The obamedia has become a joke.
Hope and Change you can believe in!
Concern...not so much.
God forbid he’d get his ass on a plane and come back to Washington to deal with a terrorist attack, any more that might be planned, etc.
A quite generous guesstimate would be 13 minutes.
HONOLULU President Barack Obamas security teams are briefing the vacationing commander in chief on threats facing the United States, including what progress law enforcement officials are making in investigating a terror attack aboard a Detroit-bound airplane.
Obama on Saturday spoke with homeland security adviser John Brennan and a top National Security Council official, Denis McDonough. The group spoke at 6:20 a.m. local time in Hawaii. Obamas motorcade left his rented vacation estate for the gym at 6:33 a.m.
White House spokesman Bill Burton says the president is continuing to monitor the situation.
Refresh my memory....what was Bush doing on the morning of 9-11? What did he keep doing after learning of the first incident?
look it up. The results speak for themselves. So are you making some sort of crude equivalence between President Bush's actions via war on terror and Obama's apathy?
If this was Bush the press would be going crazy.
For heavens sake, the Obama’s vacation must go on.
hardly, the media is giving zero another free pass.
You can look it up, however, I am not really sure why you want to compare your hero to President Bush. I thought all you Obamabots thought President Bush was the worst ever, and would never want to compare to the worst.
Besides, I actually see nothing wrong with how President Bush conducted himself on 9/11. What was he supposed to, stand up and start yelling and screaming, or do what John Kerry claimed he did and sit alone in his office for an hour speachless? Seems that your answer is that when the country is under attack they should be out on the golf course seemingly unconcerned. Happy New Year.
This jerk is a JOKE!
Are you a troll?
troll... get a life!
No, it was a bit of sarcasm directed at the left-leaning media and loons who will not recognize that Zero is getting a free (repeat FREE) pass.
Compare Zero's golf game with another fellow's response to a Muzzie hit.
It is comforting to know that if you were on that plane, you would have been happy to hear that your president went to the golf course right after hearing the news. Yes! obama continued with his vacation just as President Bush continued reading calmly to the students. I'm sure the parents appreciated that he didn't scare the living daylights out of those students.
Your pres_ent didn't break a date whacking little white balls. He must keep his super important schedule! LOL
Students or white balls. Which is more important?
As we all know thanks to being told so by successive administrations — Islam is the religion of peace*. Thanks to the actions of this one brave passenger who fully understood that he had nothing to lose this incident remained a small one.
Thanks to PC and the chronic disease known as Cranial Anal Inversion Syndrome among most alleged American leaders all the way up to the White Mosque er House, this small incident and all like it in the future will disappear down the Orwellian memory hole.
By their INACTION and persistence in their denial that we are at war with a determined and dedicated enemy, these alleged leaders have 100% guaranteed the the next one will NOT be small.
* BTW, peace has two definitions:
1. The absence of conflict or war.
2. The ABSENCE or SUPPRESSION OF RESISTANCE TO SOME FORCE, POLICY, IDEOLOGY or POLITICAL SYSTEM, etc. WITH WHICH ONE HAS AN ABIDING DISAGREEMENT WHICH ONE WOULD OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT TO THE POINT OF TAKING UP ARMS.
Where else but the FR can a simple comment get such electric responses? Wow.... Compare Zero's golf game with another fellow's response to a Muzzie hit.
Good sarcasm. The state-run media will never call out President Obama. Heaven forbid a national emergency interrupt his much needed vacation.
no need to repeat yourself. I should have read further before responding.
Indeed. As well as comprehensive. ;>)
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