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Brennan: Stop Criticizing Anti-Terror Efforts
AP ^ | February 7, 2010

Posted on 02/07/2010 6:57:53 AM PST by maggief

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser says he's tired of lawmakers and others criticizing the administration's actions concerning the Christmas airliner plot.

John Brennan says some in Washington are using national security as ''political football'' for partisan purposes. He says they're trying to micromanage the case with a ''500-mile screwdriver'' that stretches from the Capitol to the scene of the attack in Detroit.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brennan; obama

1 posted on 02/07/2010 6:57:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I think it’s a requirement for this administration. If you want to work for us, you have to be a pussy.


2 posted on 02/07/2010 6:59:52 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: maggief

Haven’t seen this one in a while.

Oh the hugh manitee.


3 posted on 02/07/2010 7:00:54 AM PST by wita
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To: neodad

Brennan got his job the old fashioned way. Corruption.

During the presidential campaign his firm breached the passport files of Obama, Clinton, and McCain. The media naturally assumed someone from the Clinton or McCain camps were behind it.


4 posted on 02/07/2010 7:02:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: maggief

That headline really says, “Stop criticizing.”


5 posted on 02/07/2010 7:03:02 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: neodad

Bennan is a complete moron.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/02/AR2010020203883.html

Brennan says no recidivism among Guantanamo detainees released by Obama (YET.)


6 posted on 02/07/2010 7:05:03 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

7 posted on 02/07/2010 7:05:15 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: maggief

“John Brennan says some in Washington are using national security as ‘’political football’’ for partisan purposes”

Yup, Brennan’s boss & his minions certainly are.


8 posted on 02/07/2010 7:05:36 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: maggief

Dear Mr. Brennan,
Of course nobody should criticize the anti-terrorism efforts of this administration since all terror related security problems until 2012 are actually Bush’s fault.

Obama has already solved any upcoming terror attacks do to his worldwide apology and butt kissing tour.

These ass clowns are going to get 100,000 Americans killed


9 posted on 02/07/2010 7:05:43 AM PST by Popman
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To: maggief

“John Brennan says some in Washington are using national security as ‘’political football’’ for partisan purposes.”

You mean like Obama did and still does?

The shoe is on YOUR foot now. How’s that feel?


10 posted on 02/07/2010 7:06:31 AM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: maggief

Big boy britches are still too ‘risky’ for Brennan to wear.


11 posted on 02/07/2010 7:07:09 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: maggief

Hey Brennan, here a thought:

Stop Sucking and maybe we’ll shut up!!!!


12 posted on 02/07/2010 7:07:21 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: maggief

Nothing but cry babies. They can’t even take Fox News and they are going to fight Al Qaeda?

It’s funny after watching the savage attack on Bush for seven years, now they are sensitive to criticism. Grow up. It’s a democracy, for as much as you want to change that, we still have the First Amendment and we will use it to protect ourselves.

How do you plea bargain with a terrorist who tried to kill 300 innocent people? Hilder reduces his sentence! A reduced sentence! What are our citizens lives worth?

Obama and Holder have done a terrible disservice to this nation - and they wanted a political show trial in NY which thankfully is not going to happen. They deserve the criticism.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 7:07:45 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: neodad

That made me laugh. Well said.


14 posted on 02/07/2010 7:07:46 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: maggief

Brennan is just another of Obamas “experts” who couldn’t strategize his way out of a paper bag.


15 posted on 02/07/2010 7:08:26 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: maggief
Gee, my recollection is that the Democrats used every single thing that George Bush did, said, thought, or sneezed as a "political football," starting from the night he was elected and continuing right through to this very day, even though he's not been President for more than a year.

But we're not supposed to criticize this incompetent, bumbling, half-witted administration because we fear the political pigskin accusation? Give me a break.

Every time this moron's boss talks about the "mess we inherited" he's using W as a political football.

16 posted on 02/07/2010 7:08:38 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: maggief

Projection.


17 posted on 02/07/2010 7:09:00 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: maggief

That’s because they couldn’t identify the bodies! Hard to identify after they’ve been blown apart by a bomb.


18 posted on 02/07/2010 7:09:12 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: All

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1151ap_us_us_airline_attack.html

“I think those counterterrorism professionals deserve the support of our Congress,” he said. “And rather than second-guessing what they are doing on the ground with a 500- mile screwdriver from Washington to Detroit, I think they have to have confidence in the knowledge and the experience of these counterterrorism professionals.”


19 posted on 02/07/2010 7:10:22 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Why is everybody always pickin on Obama?


20 posted on 02/07/2010 7:10:35 AM PST by FreedBird (S)
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To: maggief

Brennan= We’re So Dead


21 posted on 02/07/2010 7:13:16 AM PST by dps.inspect
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To: my small voice

I am so sick of the crud coming out of these losers I could scream.


22 posted on 02/07/2010 7:14:52 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: my small voice
Stop Sucking and maybe we’ll shut up!!!!

LOL.

Hey Brennan, conservatives learned criticism from the best of 'em for 8 years, so just STFU.

23 posted on 02/07/2010 7:19:07 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: maggief

"I see whiners everywhere!"

24 posted on 02/07/2010 7:20:10 AM PST by raybbr
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To: maggief

The Dems simply cannot accept the fact that people with legitimate and very different policy views are not just troublemakers. They never figured that out on Obamacare and they are not figuring it out on national defense. Everything is politics to these guys. They know how to get elected. They just don’t know how to govern.


25 posted on 02/07/2010 7:24:44 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

The Dems simply cannot accept the fact that people with legitimate and very different policy views are not just troublemakers. They never figured that out on Obamacare and they are not figuring it out on national defense.

&&&
Obamites: Sounds like you are spewing hate speech. You need to sit down and shut up.


26 posted on 02/07/2010 7:31:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: maggief

Impeach Barack Obama


27 posted on 02/07/2010 7:32:30 AM PST by PGalt
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To: neodad

No Doubt! Just look at Obama. Hatian Police arrest a bunch of Missionarys. A real man would just send a Platoon of Marines over there and Free them. Obama he just sit there like the Tar Baby.


28 posted on 02/07/2010 7:32:36 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Liz; STARWISE; hoosiermama; Bahbah; onyx

Oh, boy ...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/07/obama-aide-says-republicans-playing-politics-with-terrorism/?fbid=z2GeOt7RShk

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that al Qaeda is attempting to carry out an attack,” Brennan said.

The Christmas Day attempt, in which AbdulMutallab allegedly failed to detonate explosives sewn into his underwear on a U.S. airliner, showed the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to deter large-scale attacks since the September 11, 2001, use of hijacked planes to crash into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, he said.

“It showed how difficult it is for al Qaeda to carry out large-scale attacks,” Brennan said. Instead, the group now uses individual operatives to try to carry out smaller attacks, he said.


29 posted on 02/07/2010 7:35:22 AM PST by maggief
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To: neodad

“If you want to work for us, you have to be a pussy”

Gee Brennan, what’s to criticize? al Qaeda gets on a plane and nearly succeeds in blowing it up and Holder gets him a lawyer. The Kenyan and the national security staff were on vacation and couldn’t be bothered to get excited.


30 posted on 02/07/2010 7:35:40 AM PST by y6162 (q1)
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To: screaminsunshine

Exactly what I said to my wife. What is the dope waiting for on this one, in fact, he has been mute on the subject. Oh I get it, they are Baptists and therefore Christians.


31 posted on 02/07/2010 7:38:26 AM PST by Mouton
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To: maggief

Huffington is an evil witch (or should I change the w- to a b-?


32 posted on 02/07/2010 7:39:58 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: y6162
and Holder gets him a lawyer

Holder makes me puke.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been cuffed, blindfolded and sent straight to Gitmo. Anything less than that is unsatisfactory.

33 posted on 02/07/2010 7:47:52 AM PST by csvset
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To: maggief

We better watch it, or Obama and crew will shut down Radio, TV (except MSDNC) and the ‘net. This “speech/freedom” stuff has gone too far......


34 posted on 02/07/2010 7:48:46 AM PST by radioone ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.")
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To: maggief; onyx; Bahbah; SE Mom; SandRat

“It showed how difficult it is for al Qaeda to carry out large-scale attacks,” Brennan said. Instead, the group now uses individual operatives to try to carry out smaller attacks, he said.

~~~

So, it was easy for Mutallub to skirt our flight security policies in Amsterrdam, to board a US flight, with no visa, with no luggage, and a one way ticket purchased with cash .. ALL AGAINST OUR SECURITY RULES, but because thank God a non-governmental alert passenger quashed the attack .. it shows

HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR FOR AL QUEDA TO CARRY OUT LARGE SCALE ATTACKS ????

Like maybe a total of thousands dead on the plane and on the ground IS SOMETHING WE’RE SUPPOSED TO EXPECT ?????

ASININE and terrifying!!


35 posted on 02/07/2010 7:55:32 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: screaminsunshine

Obama already had his the police acted stupidly moment.

You might want to look more closely at the details of the missionary incident. Developing.


36 posted on 02/07/2010 8:03:51 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: maggief

Democrats demonized President Bush personally as well as his policies. Bush accepted the attack stoically while safeguarding the nation. President Obama is rightly criticized on failed policy alone yet the Obama Administration whines like children. Obama’s thin skin permeates his inner circle.


37 posted on 02/07/2010 8:13:33 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Popman

A little light on your estimate?


38 posted on 02/07/2010 8:14:35 AM PST by himno hero
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To: maggief

Brennan should just go back to scrubbing passport records for Rats. He’s far below his pay-grade.


39 posted on 02/07/2010 8:33:59 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: STARWISE

I commented on this on the Sunday thread. Nearly 300 on the plane and however many on the ground. Just gobsmacking.
And he’s trying to convince us that these issues are in good hands.


40 posted on 02/07/2010 8:36:17 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: neodad

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser says he’s tired of lawmakers and others criticizing the administration’s actions concerning the Christmas airliner plot.”

And Mr. Brennan should be advised that the citizenry of the US is sick and tired of the incompetence shown by him, Obama and the rest of the administration for their utterly inadequate handling of terrorists.


41 posted on 02/07/2010 9:00:02 AM PST by kenmcg (uicl)
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To: himno hero
A little light on your estimate?

What can I say: I'm an optimist!

/ s

42 posted on 02/07/2010 10:51:43 AM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

Brennan: maybe if you did something correctly (like protect us from the crazed mooslims) then you wouldn’t get criticized. on second thought, resign immediately, sit on a porch and watch the cars go by, you freak. have a nice day.


43 posted on 02/07/2010 10:53:26 AM PST by hal ogen
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