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Obama Ends Trip Early to Address Security Concerns
WJLA-TV 7 ^ | Sunday, January 3, 2010

Posted on 01/03/2010 5:36:17 PM PST by kristinn

President Obama returns to the White House Sunday night amid new questions about the effectiveness of our fight against terrorism.

The failed terror attempt on a flight to Detroit raised new concerns about the response to the threat. When the President leaves the island paradise of Hawaii, he'll come back to questions about who is to blame for the terrorist near miss on an airliner in Detriot and even more questions about what's being done now to keep the nation safe.

The Christmas Day terror attempt is bringing flashbacks to post 9/11 frustration: warning signs existed, but weren't pieced together.

SNIP

According to Politico, starting at midnight there will be a new normal for international passengers traveling into the US. All passengers will received tightened random screening and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-on items searched.

President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned. First on his list will be addressing the series of new questions about national security.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhochristmas; flight253; obama
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Well, that's mighty presidential of him.

According to this AP article, "Obama was scheduled to leave Oahu on Sunday night aboard Air Force One" after spending "“every moment of every day” thinking about the nation's security.

Not really, that's just talk for the rubes who listened to his Saturday radio address.

Actually, according to the AP, "Obama's holiday vacation in Hawaii was filled with golfing, a luau with friends, and family excursions across the warm island of Oahu."

1 posted on 01/03/2010 5:36:18 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Wow, he’s coming back a whole day early. /s


2 posted on 01/03/2010 5:38:13 PM PST by republicangel
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To: republicangel

Probably see him in a sling tomorrow from all the back patting he’s doing to himself right now...


3 posted on 01/03/2010 5:39:20 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: kristinn

Early?!! what by three hours?, 30 minutes?

He played golf today and took a party of 19 out for ice cream. Obviously, he is sooooo concerned about what happened.... 10 days ago.


4 posted on 01/03/2010 5:41:05 PM PST by rod1
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To: republicangel

His handlers must have cautioned him to give something to the “little people”


5 posted on 01/03/2010 5:41:16 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: kristinn

Early? The underwear bomber attempted his attack about TEN DAYS AGO!!!


6 posted on 01/03/2010 5:41:35 PM PST by Joann37
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To: kristinn
What a pile... I was waiting for this with him..... 1 republican votes with them on the Healthcare vote and it is bipartisen. He comes back to the White House 1hr early and He cuts short his vacation......
7 posted on 01/03/2010 5:42:35 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Obama=Treason))
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To: kristinn
“President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned. First on his list will be addressing the series of new questions about national security.”

What's next from our Wizard? Will we all have to walk through a maize or follow the Yellow Brick Road to get on a plane? ;-)

8 posted on 01/03/2010 5:42:52 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: kristinn

Who the hell is he going to apoligise to this time? It was just an errant man-made disaster that failed to happen. The overseas contingency operation is going just as planned.


9 posted on 01/03/2010 5:42:58 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: kristinn

The fact that they have to tell people that he has spent “every moment of every day thinking about the nations security” says it all. They know people think he’s a weakass who cares more about golf and eating shaved ice.


10 posted on 01/03/2010 5:43:31 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: kristinn
(Said in best dramatic "movie trailer" voice.)

"There are two things that security concerns make Barack Obama want to do: eat shave ice or kiss terrorist butt...

...and he's all out of shave ice!"

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 01/03/2010 5:43:52 PM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: kristinn

a day. a whole day. wow. I already feel safer.


12 posted on 01/03/2010 5:44:14 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: kristinn

Is he bringing the family back or are we paying for 2 trips home?


13 posted on 01/03/2010 5:44:31 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: kristinn

And another thing.... A securtity concern.... 300 people almost blown to bits and he is concerned.... Yeah right only about him ALWAYS about him..


14 posted on 01/03/2010 5:44:47 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Obama=Treason))
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To: kristinn

Bet he finds a golf course in less than on on week


15 posted on 01/03/2010 5:44:54 PM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: kristinn

President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned. First on his list will be addressing the series of new questions about national security....

Oh, I’m so easily convinced and they try so hard to convince me.

Well, I want to see many scalps on the wall before I believe them.


16 posted on 01/03/2010 5:45:15 PM PST by Hang'emAll
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To: kristinn

Early? Early would’ve been Christmas evening, Jan 3rd is not early.


17 posted on 01/03/2010 5:45:25 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: kristinn

Coming home on Christmas Day would have been early.


18 posted on 01/03/2010 5:46:29 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: kristinn

That headline is so damned laughable, it’s silly? This clown finally woke up?????????? Time to sing “bring in the clowns”....


19 posted on 01/03/2010 5:46:42 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: kristinn
President Obama is cutting his vacation short and will return to Washington Monday, a day earlier than planned.

The poor, overworked baby.

20 posted on 01/03/2010 5:46:53 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: republicangel

please tell me this is a joke.

I thought the media would or could not go any further down with their bias and crap reporting but this????????????

Has to be a joke, has to be.

We need to contact the media on mass and demand now that they are going , sorry gone too far with their crap reporting


21 posted on 01/03/2010 5:47:41 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: kristinn

Too bad he doesn’t have to fly commercial and go through security.

Can you imagine Michelle enduring a patdown?


22 posted on 01/03/2010 5:48:04 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: kristinn
Not an "attempt". It was an ATTACK.

Furthermore, Obama and Brennan had eight weeks notice in advance.

23 posted on 01/03/2010 5:49:04 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: kristinn

I suppose now the networks are off re-runs and back to original programming he will decide to give another prime time address to the nation /s


24 posted on 01/03/2010 5:49:04 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: kristinn

“The White House, David? Washington, Rahm? Dammit, it’s COLD there! Can’t they just e-mail us the info and we’ll issue a release?”


25 posted on 01/03/2010 5:50:33 PM PST by relictele
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To: 1776 Reborn

the man cares nothing about security, his actions has shown he is a muslim and has more care and love for Islam than this country.
no church, no Christmas presents swapped in the family, no nativity scene nearly not shown in the white house.
no nothing what a Christian would do.

He can’t even call it islamic terrorism for crying out loud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY&feature=player_embedded


26 posted on 01/03/2010 5:50:41 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: kristinn
Obama Ends Trip Early to Address Security Concerns

What. Is there another Tea Party planned?

27 posted on 01/03/2010 5:51:29 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

Don’t his kids go back to school tomorrow? Or weren’t they planning on returning together?

Regardless, what a *sacrifice* to come back a whole day early. Who cares??


28 posted on 01/03/2010 5:52:34 PM PST by azishot (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)
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To: kristinn

Returning Monday is early? Shouldn’t he be returning Sunday so he can show up for work early Monday morning?


29 posted on 01/03/2010 5:52:57 PM PST by psjones (u)
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To: kristinn

B.S. on the early end. What? He’s leaving a few hours earlier so he sleeps on the plane instead of on the island. Nice try media.


30 posted on 01/03/2010 5:53:17 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Hang'emAll

“...I want to see many scalps on the wall...”

One with kinky hair from a certain islamofacist would make my day.


31 posted on 01/03/2010 5:53:33 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: republicangel

Poor Obama, life is so rough for him.....

(Ok, jokes over; give us back a real President)


32 posted on 01/03/2010 5:54:26 PM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: kristinn
Ubama is back early?

The country can rest easy again.

33 posted on 01/03/2010 5:55:08 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit. There are sober people in Africa!)
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To: Jedidah
Can you imagine Michelle enduring a pat down?

It would take an hour.

34 posted on 01/03/2010 5:55:41 PM PST by ditto h
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To: kristinn

Why the rush? The system worked don’t ya know?


35 posted on 01/03/2010 5:55:49 PM PST by laurens pawpaw
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To: kristinn

What a difference an hour makes. /sarc


36 posted on 01/03/2010 5:57:31 PM PST by Eddie01 (Ethel was a tree growing off his shoulder)
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To: eeriegeno

Sinatra would probably hate the tag but with some imagination it could apply.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K15_Yk77CyI


37 posted on 01/03/2010 5:57:34 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: kristinn

Exactly how many hours early did he leave....10,12.....SPIN!


38 posted on 01/03/2010 5:58:26 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: niteowl77
How dare you sir, impugning the character of the great thespian “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by stealing that great line and imparting it to the Resident.

I demand satisfaction! /jk

39 posted on 01/03/2010 5:58:52 PM PST by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: dandiegirl
Ah, but the latte-sipping intellectuals over at the New Yorker or New Republic would have us believing he's just being "cool". Waiting a week to react, not wearing a tie and all that. As opposed to Bush or Chee-Nee, or, horror of horrors, John Bolton...why, he would have ordered missiles into Yemen, or other such overreactions....oh, wait....

Bunch of stinkin' phonies.

40 posted on 01/03/2010 5:59:52 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: kristinn

Must not have been having much luck finding those terrorist planners out on the golf course.


41 posted on 01/03/2010 6:01:20 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: kristinn

Guess he’s making up for the 3 hour delay in telling him about the attack.

Oh, btw, we need to stop pushing the MSM line of a “failed” attack. It was not “failed”; while they didn’t kill everyone on board, they did manage to terrorize the flying public - exactly their intent.


42 posted on 01/03/2010 6:01:35 PM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: manc

I do not know if joke but Politico44

link here

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0110/wrapping_up_6f609ff5-0e60-4040-9cc2-55173264bea7.html

to me sounds like he was winding down vacation.


43 posted on 01/03/2010 6:02:28 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Obama=Treason))
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To: kristinn
BS!

He was scheduled to leave this evening.
44 posted on 01/03/2010 6:02:52 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: ColdOne

thanks cold one


45 posted on 01/03/2010 6:03:12 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: psjones
"Shouldn’t he be returning Sunday so he can show up for work early Monday morning?"

He has to get back to the White House to get some rest.

46 posted on 01/03/2010 6:06:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: Illuminatas
As penance, I will state unequivocally that “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is believable as a Scotsman, while "Bolshie" Barry 'Bama remains unconvincing as an American.

Mr. niteowl77

47 posted on 01/03/2010 6:06:32 PM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: eeriegeno

“...Time to sing “bring in the clowns”....”

No, that time was 12:01 pm January 20, 2009. Up until that point, the adults were in charge.


48 posted on 01/03/2010 6:07:01 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: kristinn
Hey Obama, I was scared to death on my recent flight. What are you and the TSA going to do about it? Let me tell you about my New Year's Day flight from Atlanta to Seattle. We're waiting at the gate area and here comes this (what looked like to me) tall American Black women all bedecked out in the usual female Muslim gear, you know, the silk headscarf and covered from neck to ankle with nice looking clothing (I don't know what they call it). Anyway, she goes to the counter, gets a seat assignment, walks around the whole seating area looking for a seat. She had a tad of an attitude but maybe it was just me. The whole crowd looks like, "Oh Jesus, now what do we do?" Then a bearded Sikh guy (fwiw he "felt" okay, but who knows) waltzes up to the counter with his family - anyway he had that Sikh turban thingy on - and gets a seat assignment.

We just so happen were in the last row of the plane, 44, and the Muslim gal was 3 seats ahead of us, the Sikh guy was 2 seats ahead of us on the other side. I'm wondering, did they both get a crotch search? A total cavity search? I knew they hadn't, so it was tension city all the way to Seattle. Did anyone talk with them, interview them, like the Israelis do? I'm sweating bullets when she went to the bathroom. I know Sikhs don't like Muslims, but thought it was maybe a cover. Their proximity bothered me. I'm 65 but was ready to pounce if need be. I honest to God almost didn't get on the plane.

It's time you had our whole TSA start taking "read" lessons from the Israelis, and interview and do thorough searches if necessary, and yes, now crotch searches if indicated.

Anyway, we made it, but unless things change, it's just a matter of time until 300 men, women and children get killed. There were a lot of kids on the plane. . .

49 posted on 01/03/2010 6:09:10 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: kristinn
When the President leaves the island paradise of Hawaii, he'll come back to questions about who is to blame for the terrorist near miss on an airliner in Detriot and even more questions about what's being done now to keep the nation safe.

Here, let me do it for you WH...George Bush!

50 posted on 01/03/2010 6:11:47 PM PST by nfldgirl
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