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Out-to-lunch O living out a disaster film
New York Post ^ | Jan. 6, 2009 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 01/06/2010 6:50:43 PM PST by La Enchiladita

Someday, somebody not from Hollywood will make a movie about President Obama's disastrous vacation. About how his aides waited for nearly three hours after the Christmas airliner attack to wake him. About how he waited three more days to appear publicly. About how even then, he didn't grasp the seriousness of the situation, racing through a bloodless speech so he could play golf.

Until that film is made, reality is frightening enough. Even the true believers in the White House now realize they blew the response to a potentially catastrophic attack by an al Qaeda-trained terrorist.

When the alarm first went off -- the 3 a.m. phone call -- they hit the snooze button, putting the president's personal comfort ahead of the country's.

Everything since has been damage control, including yesterday's endlessly advertised meeting with his national security team. Obama's remarks afterward were direct and forceful, but the door of doubt about his national security leadership has been blown off the hinges.

...If America gets hit again, it's on him. All of it.

Obama often complains about the problems he inherited from George W. Bush, but he also inherited a record of zero successful attacks on America after 9/11. If Islamic terrorists succeed on his watch, he can't blame Bush.

Not after he has made a series of important choices that make the country less safe than it was. Dick Cheney is hardly alone in this belief.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; disaster; flight253; nationalsecurity
This analysis says it all; please read in entirety. More cluelessness to come from O-dumb-o tomorrow, God help us.
1 posted on 01/06/2010 6:50:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Well, now we know what it’s like for Obama to be the one getting that phone call at 3AM — his advisors just wait til 6AM to tell him.


2 posted on 01/06/2010 6:52:33 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Dinah Lord; All
Don't know if you saw this piece, Dinah. Another excerpt:

Even now, as he sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, he rolls out the welcome mat at home. The offer of a lawyer, a plea bargain and the presumption of innocence to the Nigerian who tried to blow up 300 people over Detroit is exactly what the far-left ideologues of the American Civil Liberties Union would do. That the president of the United States does it means he is operating from the fringes of American society.

No president in modern times has ever strayed so far from the center. No commander-in-chief has ever been as optimistic about a savage enemy.

Barack Obama is flirting with unprecedented disaster. His and America's.

Seriously amateur and getting moreso.

3 posted on 01/06/2010 6:53:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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Ping


4 posted on 01/06/2010 6:54:27 PM PST by Britt0n
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To: patriot preacher

under nobama, every day feels like a 3am phone call to me. the idiocy that comes from him and his minions is unrelenting in its ignorance and offensiveness to freedom. when will it stop? when will it stop???????????????????????????????


5 posted on 01/06/2010 6:55:01 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: La Enchiladita

I don’t agree with this part:
“just as Bush will go down in history as the president who failed to connect the dots that could have prevented 9/11. “

Before 9/11, the entire world had not concept of such an attack. Oh I know strategic planners run worst case scenarios of which 9/11 was not the worst. But, note the shock and disbelief world wide when it happened. The fact that we were not at war and that civilians were attacked etc. I am not saying that by default Bush handled security faultlessly, but when I read that he didn’t connect the dots I think ‘of ME threat, terrorist threat, etc.’ on the order of which the world had seen previously, not that the scale of evil seen on 9/11 could have been anticipated.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 7:00:51 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: La Enchiladita

7 posted on 01/06/2010 7:01:44 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: La Enchiladita

“getting moreso” - Yeah, Like a train wreck in slow motion. Must keep the pressure on this bozo. Never let up.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 7:06:11 PM PST by anglian
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To: hal ogen

“When will it stop?”

That’s my thought. Someone has to stop this clown, and soon. Tomorrow, he releases a “declassified report” on Flight 253, detailing the -— in his illustrious words -— “screw up.”

Somebody! Stop him!!! NOW!!!!!


9 posted on 01/06/2010 7:09:13 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: holdonnow

Ping for your program. Thanks, Mark.


10 posted on 01/06/2010 7:10:23 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: La Enchiladita

You mean a movie such as The Path to 9/11, which was manipulated before airing and after two or three years, still has not been released on DVD?


11 posted on 01/06/2010 7:12:59 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: ransomnote

Good that you caught that. Maybe he is saying that is the rap Bush got, but undeserved. The flaw was in intel not acted on, but... as you say and make an important point: what occurred was un-precedented.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 7:13:54 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The Light shines in the darkness.)
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To: La Enchiladita
OK, what hasn't this guy screwed up? Bueller? Anyone?
13 posted on 01/06/2010 7:14:30 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: La Enchiladita

As I heard about it, it happened around 2PM, CST. If that is 7 hours ahead of Hawaii time,that would be about 7AM over there. Then they waited until 10 AM to wake him up.

That tells me alot about Obama and his love for his family, not to mention his country. I know they said they don’t “do Christmas” but he has two little girls who need to spend holiday time with their parents.

Any other president would have standing orders to be waken over security matters. What a poor excuse he is for a leader.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 7:33:50 PM PST by jch10 (It is an ill wind blowing...)
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To: La Enchiladita
Even now, as he sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, he rolls out the welcome mat at home.

Isn't this quintessential Obama, though? With one hand he fights the war on terror, with the other hand he invites it.

I'm getting a real bad feeling about all this, La Enchiladita.

15 posted on 01/06/2010 7:39:31 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: ransomnote

especially given quite alot was rigged so the dots could not be connected (gorelick).


16 posted on 01/06/2010 7:39:50 PM PST by visualops (Pray for the USA)
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To: La Enchiladita
...it is hard to imagine how he would live with himself if the vast security apparatus constructed since that awful day failed on his watch, leaving thousands, perhaps tens of thousands dead.

Would he second-guess himself? Would he wonder if there was something he could have or should have done?

He wouldn't be human if he didn't...


Malignant narcissism, that's how.
17 posted on 01/06/2010 7:44:35 PM PST by visualops (Pray for the USA)
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To: La Enchiladita

Why wake him?..The system worked


18 posted on 01/06/2010 7:51:08 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: jch10

Don’t forget, they did wake him up in the middle of the night to let him know he won the Nobel.

Puts a perspective on what is important to him and his staff.


19 posted on 01/06/2010 7:52:39 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, islam will cover the earth with darkness for a thousand years.)
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To: ransomnote

you couldn’t “connect the dots” back then because of the Jamie Gorelick wall.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 8:25:53 PM PST by Ceebass
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To: La Enchiladita; All
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21 posted on 01/07/2010 3:14:34 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Notice how he says Obama is Flirting with Disaster HIS and ours,Of course with all left wing asses Obama Comes first then the Country


22 posted on 01/07/2010 3:30:10 AM PST by ballplayer
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23 posted on 01/07/2010 9:47:26 AM PST by Howie
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To: La Enchiladita

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24 posted on 01/08/2010 8:42:39 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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