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Posted on 01/05/2010 12:47:27 PM PST by Sub-Driver
President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'
By: Josh Gerstein and Carol E. Lee January 5, 2010 03:30 AM EST
President Barack Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he wont tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs.
We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing, Gibbs told reporters. The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people wont accept that.
Twenty of the nation's top security officials are gathering in the Situation Room to hear Obama demand answers about the intelligence failures that failed to prevent the attempted bombing of an airliner on Christmas Day.
The scheduled 90-minute session is Obamas first chance to go face to face with those responsible for securing the nation and offers him a big opportunity to set the tone and tempo for the governments response to the terror plot against Northwest Flight 253.
While Obama has ordered separate reviews of both the breakdown in intelligence analysis and the inability of the current screening system to detect the explosives the suspect, Umar Abdul Mutallab, allegedly brought on the plane, Gibbs made clear that the president sees the intelligence snafu as more serious.
Gibbs also said Obama shares the concerns of many Americans that reforms put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks were not adequate to head off the attempted Christmas bombing.
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It is everyone’s fault except Obama’s.
I point my finger at FUBO every time I see him on TV. I just don’t use the usual pointing finger
Obalma/Osama the muslim will still point fingers at Bush.
I so look forward to the day that Hussein is referred to as Former President Hussein.
Does this apply to Obama with his finger pointing at Bush?
Can we still point our fingers at President Bush?
No more finger pointing at GWB either then.
President Barack Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he wont tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “”””
Delivering a stern warning..... like he did to Iran?
Of course not. The rule not only doesn’t apply for 0bama but everyone else is still allowed to blame Bush too.
Hey, to quote Super Chicken - “You knew the job was dangerous when you took it”.
exactly!! as he says that measures put in place after 9/11 weren’t enough, HE is pointing the finger at Bushl!!! ugh, the man is revolting!
Gibbs said today.....that Obamao takes no responsibility for the security failure.
So I guess all the finger pointing will belong to him alone.
That's rich, coming from the king of all finger pointers...
So much for no finger pointing, the lying POS.
The majority of the American people do not believe a word of what you says anymore, they know that he is totally incompetent and a liar. A man who is only big on rhetoric but no actions what so ever.
It strikes me as odd that this POTUS directs his version of “Baghdad Bob” tell us that he is more concerned about the finger pointing than he is about solving the problems. Me thinks he has his head up his arse. He will never know the proper solution because his questions are ass backwards!
Well the only thing I can say positive about this poser is he is consistent!
This has got to be a joke. If it is not it is the ballsiest statement I have ever read. This is not me using hyperbole, this is me saying this is the funniest, most pathetic thing I have ever read.
Did somebody say finger-pointing?
As long as no one points at " O Magnifico, the Wonderful"
LOL! Great job.
He wants no responsibility - but only accusation privileges, and so denies the right of any other to do as he has done.
His fellow Democrats understand how this works, too: Nancy Pelosi just today claimed (regarding the health care bill) that "there has never been a more open process for any piece of legislation". Consider the spectacular brazenness required to effect such a claim, when the opposition party was all but shut out of negotiations, while legislative language affecting every American citizen was crafted in closed-door sessions and then voted on after midnight on a holiday eve.
Now, consider the intention of people in positions of great power who act in such a manner. Nothing good can come of it.
Is he on his way back to Hawaii yet?
Its like a monkey with large ears, little experience, minimal understanding, telling a group of subject experts what to do. The folly of the jackass in the White hut grows more amusing every day.
Obama wont let anyone shift the blame, the whole time he is blaming George Bush.
This guy is a product of a dog with diarhea.
LOL - good one. Pelosi & Zero have never looked more natural.
>> “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and ...”
Condescending, vulgar, and unnecessary.
There is nothing easier than telling the guy you beat that he should forget the depths you plumbed to do so.
We remember when we asked them to unite for the country it was in the course of a shooting war with an enemy who would like to kill us all.
And they told us to stuff it.
He and Nancy can be brazen to their hearts content, because they know there is no MSM to call them on it.
Where’s the Obumbler now? I thought he and TOTUS were having a press conference at 1pm PST, and it’s now almost 2pm. Live thread, anyone?
|Never before in the history of the Republic that we had a President like Obama who lies with such shamelessness and speaks exactly the total opposite of what he does.
I never thought I'd see a more brazen liar than he-who-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman. But you're right: Obama makes Clinton seem like a pillar of truth by comparison.
“Obama shares the concerns of many Americans that reforms put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks were not adequate to head off the attempted Christmas bombing.”
Let’s see...who put the reforms after 911 in place that Dear Leader deems to be inadequate to keep Americans safe? As he denounces pointing fingers...he’s pointing his at President Bush. Too clever by half, Bam Bam!
We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing, Gibbs told reporters.
It’s George Bush’s fault and that is it.
Sigh, His lips are moving.
Is there no end to his narcissism?
He needs to man up.
The press in this country is going to get us all killed. Here's Politico telling us that the big thing that's going to happen this week on the subject of terrorism is a meeting. And one of the big things we need to watch for in this meeting is whether we will hear The Measured Obama or The Angry And Stern Obama.
Our enemies came thissssssClose to blowing an airplane full of people out of the sky, and these idiot journalists think the big issue is what tone of voice Obama will take at a meeting.
A meeting. And a government meeting at that. When's the last time you saw a life-or-death situation solved by holding a meeting? And do we care what tone of voice Obama uses? Raise your hand if you think an old Washington hand like Leon Panetta gives a flying fig whether The Kid in the Crown is angry? Panetta could be home in California, warm, retired on his millions. He needs this CIA gig like a hole in the head. Yet to hear Politico tell it, our success or failure in fighting terrorism depends on whether Obama sounds cross in a meeting. This while the guy who tried to blow up the plane is Mirandized, lawyered up, and negotiating a plea bargain. A FRIGGING PLEA BARGAIN! For a wartime enemy who damn near killed 300 people, and would have except that his bomb fizzled out.
Never mind the meetings, Politico. Ask yourself whether Obama is even looking in the right quadrant of the galaxy for the answer. Hint: he's not.
No more fingerpointing? That’s all this foul git’s been doing since he got in office...