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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.