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Unreal: On Day Following Libya Assassinations, Obama Skips Another Intel Briefing
Washington Post via http://townhall.com ^ | 09/13/2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 09/13/2012 7:40:10 PM PDT by massmike

How long had it been since President Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting in the lead-up to the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya? After all, our adversaries are known to use the anniversary of 9/11 to target the United States. According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day after the attacks, but it was canceled so that he could comfort grieving employees at the State Department — as well he should. But instead of rescheduling the intelligence briefing for later in the day, Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; barackobama; carterisobama; egypt; emptychair; georgewbush; intelligence; libya; obamaiscarter; obamaisclinon
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1 posted on 09/13/2012 7:40:18 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Empty chair indeed.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: massmike

This filthy pig needs to be tried for treason!

I hope his worst fear overtakes him.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: massmike

Too busy planning his next golf outing and fund raiser.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: massmike
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I am the great and powerful Obama, and I don't need no stinking briefings!

5 posted on 09/13/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: massmike
instead of rescheduling the intelligence briefing for later in the day, Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack.

Speechless.

6 posted on 09/13/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (OBAMA MUST GO!)
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To: massmike

I’m sure we’ll be hearing this for weeks, just like “My Pet Goat.”


7 posted on 09/13/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: massmike

If someone else dies, it is now his fault, through his incompetence.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: massmike

He’s a pantomime president. If his handlers want him to know something, they’ll feed it to him through his teleprompter.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT by marron
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To: massmike

As*hole comes more to mind (over empty chair).

This Imbecile just doesn’t give a crap about anything American. He is too busy following his own desires.

May he be relegated to the dustbin of history.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 7:49:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: newheart

Great picture of THE EMPTY CHAIR-MAN Obama.

He do look fine in his uppity dress blues!


11 posted on 09/13/2012 7:49:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: newheart

12 posted on 09/13/2012 7:49:59 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: massmike

How do you weaken America for destruction? One dereliction of duty at a time. Inaction IS action in Obamaworld.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: massmike

What difference does it make? He’s too busy doing blow and porking some “body man” to pay attention to these events. Valerie Jarrett is the de facto president. The question is not whether Obama attended the security briefings but whether Valerie did, since she’s clearly running the show.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: massmike

To call him an idiot would be an insult to idiots world wide.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 7:52:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (Turn Medina into a glass parking lot and all this crap will stop.)
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To: massmike

He doesn’t care. Not important in his worldview


16 posted on 09/13/2012 7:53:03 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: massmike

Of course. Obama wants chaos. Duh.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: massmike

Even after it was widely dispersed yesterday that he attended less than half of the intel briefings, one would have thought that “even if only for appearances”, he would have wanted to avoid this self-inflicted criticism. Obviously he does not give a royal rat turd what his subjects think of this deriliction.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 7:54:29 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: massmike
He is doing this to show that he can get away with anything. He is taunting all of us... including Romney. His problem is that many people are seeing him for who he really is. Some in the MSM are even turning... slowly but they are getting mad too.

LLS

19 posted on 09/13/2012 7:55:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: massmike

Unfit for duty.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 7:56:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: massmike

I’m sure President Jarrett attended.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: massmike

But, but...he’s so smart he doesn’t need someone else to tell him anything, he knows it all.

(/s, but you all knew that)


22 posted on 09/13/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: massmike

Chill... he gets all his intel on twitter./s


23 posted on 09/13/2012 8:06:07 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: F15Eagle
“Obama wants chaos”

If he doesn't attend briefings, he has plausible deniability.

Call me a conspiracy nut, but I'm very suspicious.

24 posted on 09/13/2012 8:07:07 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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25 posted on 09/13/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: massmike

This president, you see, does not need briefers. He can forgo his daily intelligence meeting because he is, in Vietor’s words, “among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet.”


26 posted on 09/13/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1333 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: massmike

So, did Zer0 check in to a PDB video-conference today, Thursday, or was he too busy waking up from last night’s adoration whilst cleaning his clubs???


27 posted on 09/13/2012 8:28:34 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: massmike

Intelligence meetings are a waste of this President’s time. It’s impossible to educate a man who already knows it all.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 8:31:49 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: newheart

We have been cracking up for like 15 minutes over this


29 posted on 09/13/2012 8:32:45 PM PDT by stanne
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To: massmike

Undoubtedly the reason he doesn’t go to the intelligence meetings, or to meet with the economic advisers, or to meet with his Cabinet, is that he thinks he already knows everything there is to be known.

When he does, very infrequently, go to these meetings he probably just sits there thinking “I already knew that. I already knew that. I already knew that”. Followed by “I wish I was golfing. I wish I was golfing. I wish I was golfing”.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 8:35:00 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: null and void

I heard that about him being the best consumer of Intel in the world.

Here is the thing though. Take 2 identical people and give one of them a briefing in paper or powerpoint format and give the other one a live briefing.

Which one do you think would have a better understanding?
The one who attended a real live briefing would have way more grasp of the current situation. If you are in a briefing (and you are the president) you would be able to ask questions and focus on things you find important.

If your the one who had to read the brief, your level of reading comprehension will affect what you know when your done reading. And, while you can get answers you need if you had questions when reading, you could get them instantly from Intel Experts if you were in the live Intel briefing.

Look at it this way, what if the briefing was 50 pages long and you read it vs. someone getting a live briefing from someone who put that written report together.

BOTTOM LINE:

DID PRESIDENT OBAMA DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SAFEGUARD AMERICANS? DID HE DO HIS BEST?

IF OBAMA DID NOT DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PREVENT THIS HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FOR THIS!


31 posted on 09/13/2012 8:35:37 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: massmike

You must be under the impression that Hussein actually gives a damn! An American Ambassador is murdered, his body defiled and dragged through the streets and what did the 0bama regime do? Apologized and went to a fund raiser in Vegas! He is disgusting gutter scum!


32 posted on 09/13/2012 8:35:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Newtoidaho

Possibly another reason he skips the intel meetings is that he doesn’t want to hear world events framed from a security of the U.S. perspective. He probably secretly abhors the idea of looking out for U.S. interests.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 8:37:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: tumblindice

Whats his thing? A popsicle stick up the ass?


34 posted on 09/13/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Newtoidaho

Possibly another reason he skips the intel meetings is that he doesn’t want to hear world events framed from a security of the U.S. perspective. He probably secretly abhors the idea of looking out for U.S. interests.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 8:37:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: massmike
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor was asked about Obama missing all these intel briefings & his response was that this president does not need briefings. He can skip daily intel meetings because - in Vietor's words, Obama is “among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet.”

Yes!! The guy who can't put a sentence together without his teleprompter is that smart!!!

Discussing all this with intel experts & CIA analysts is only a crutch that he doesn't need. Obama can go into his study - read it & absorb all the complicated topics by himself!!

Okay - you can get up off the floor & quit that insane laughing!!!!

36 posted on 09/13/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: stanne

Happy to be of service. :-)


37 posted on 09/13/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: kevslisababy

This useless twit votes ‘present’ even when he is not present to dodge responsibility - quite obviously


38 posted on 09/13/2012 8:40:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BookaT

Why doesn’t someone just say he plays for the other side?

Or better yet, he already knows exactly what is in the tube.

This arab spring thing is just one of Obama’s orchestrated, choreographed and conducted projects in building and consolidating his North African caliphate. Being muslim, he knows exactly what he is doing, and at America’s expense.

Strategically, his goal was to encapsulate Israel. Soon they will take a run at it and if they find it easy going, then they will take another run at America.

Worst part? Obama has a penchant for dictators and “rulers” and the alien/muslim feels the same should be for America. It will be a bitch prying his ass from the White House. I believe he will attempt to hang on to power at any cost.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 8:41:16 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: massmike
Don't we all remember during the 2008 election? World conflicts would just melt away because the world would love America again with Obama as President.
40 posted on 09/13/2012 8:42:42 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: stanne; newheart

“We have been cracking up for like 15 minutes over this”

Oh, Geeze, I didn’t mean to hint at levity. Just giddy that others are getting it, I guess.

For two days I’ve wanted to scream “They can’t kill the Amabassador!”

Not and get away with it.

It is horrible. And twice as horrible that the press is fawning.

The Embassy is American soil.

I’m explaining it to my kids and your picture and caption came up.

It was perfect.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 8:45:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: La Lydia

Empty Chair? Sounds more like an empty head!


42 posted on 09/13/2012 8:45:23 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: stanne

Yeah, I worry about the humor in a very serious situation too. But it still reflects the attitude that I believe Obama exhibits.

Now, for the real irony... The military uniform came from a picture of Khaddafi.


43 posted on 09/13/2012 9:01:09 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: massmike

Obama proofed the script weeks ago, why would he need a briefing, to inform him of a script his string pullers had written and share with him already?


44 posted on 09/13/2012 9:03:48 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: newheart

Good one!

Truth in humor, and all that.

How about Graewoulf’s response:

“He do look fine in his uppity dress blues!”

Well, this situation bears close scrutiny.


45 posted on 09/13/2012 9:05:39 PM PDT by stanne
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To: newheart

Good one!

Truth in humor, and all that.

How about Graewoulf’s response:

“He do look fine in his uppity dress blues!”

Well, this situation bears close scrutiny.


46 posted on 09/13/2012 9:05:54 PM PDT by stanne
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To: newheart

Good one!

Truth in humor, and all that.

How about Graewoulf’s response:

“He do look fine in his uppity dress blues!”

Well, this situation bears close scrutiny.


47 posted on 09/13/2012 9:05:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Oh fine, a triple post.

Quitting for the night.


48 posted on 09/13/2012 9:07:05 PM PDT by stanne
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To: massmike

The previous brief he attended was Sept 5th, the day after Egyptian GIS sent a letter to its stations saying that a terrorist attack on US or Israeli embassies was imminent. So SOMEBODY in US intel knew something was possibly afoot well before uh, what was the date again? Oh yeah, 9-11.


49 posted on 09/13/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Newtoidaho
"Undoubtedly the reason he doesn’t go to the intelligence meetings, or to meet with the economic advisers, or to meet with his Cabinet, is that he thinks he already knows everything there is to be known."

That is precisely what's wrong with this President. He doesn't know what he doesn't know, which is part of why he is incapable of give-and-take communications with people who disagree with him.

50 posted on 09/13/2012 9:27:46 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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