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Obama's Skipped Intel Meetings Under Scrutiny
Breitbart ^

Posted on 09/15/2012 8:38:09 PM PDT by chessplayer

A simple three-page report by the Government Accountability Institute tallying up the number of days President Barack Obama has attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) on intelligence has ignited a firestorm of controversy that places the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff in a new and critical light.

Now, with the Middle East ablaze, White House reporters on Friday once again pressed Mr. Carney on why Mr. Obama has attended less than half of his daily intelligence briefings, even as he makes time for parties with Beyonce and Jay-Z, as well as numerous fundraisers. According to ABC News, Mr. Carney did not dispute the GAI report's numbers or findings, but said it depends on what the definition of "attended" is:

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KEYWORDS: breitbart; gai; intelbriefings; jaycarney; obamaintelbriefings; obamanation; pdb; tapdance

1 posted on 09/15/2012 8:38:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I had to double check to make sure this wasn’t satire.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 8:40:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: chessplayer

Don’t get too excited. The ipad excuse will be enough for the press to let him off the hook.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 8:43:26 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: chessplayer

Depends on what OUR definition of IMPEACHMENT IS, Carnhole.....

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4 posted on 09/15/2012 8:43:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: chessplayer
THE_PREZ_IS_A_PLAYER_PING!

Fo' shizzle!!!

5 posted on 09/15/2012 8:45:38 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: chessplayer

“Obama religiously reads a written version of the same prepared material,...”

SO if we use religiously as the measurable it is pretty rare according to the press...

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/03/19/obamas-finally-go-church


6 posted on 09/15/2012 8:46:42 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: ConservativeMan55
To hear Jay Carney's reaction when confronted with these facts, it is all a joke:

When the GAI report was initially reported in a Washington Post article by Marc Thiessen [on Monday 9/10], White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed the report's findings as "hilarious."

The very next day, Ambassador Stevens and three American members of his staff were murdered.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT by cyn
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To: chessplayer

Dear Leader is too busy giving interviews to the likes of “pimp with a limp”. Dear Leader is already intelligent, so why attend Intelligent briefings?


8 posted on 09/15/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: cyn

When the GAI report was initially reported in a Washington Post article by Marc Thiessen [on Monday 9/10], White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed the report’s findings as “hilarious.”


Yup. First he said they were hilarious. Now he says it depends on what the definition of ‘attended’ is.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 8:53:30 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Nachum

Ping


10 posted on 09/15/2012 8:54:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: chessplayer
"His record of evaluating and acting on intelligence, I think, speaks for itself," Mr. Carney said on Friday."

I agree.

11 posted on 09/15/2012 8:54:46 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: chessplayer

Wish I could vote in a battleground state


12 posted on 09/15/2012 8:57:07 PM PDT by Figment
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To: chessplayer
If wanted Iran to think the U.S. would not step if Israel made a preemptive strike on Iran I would do exactly as Obama is doing.

I would make it look like I refused to meet with Netanyahu.
I would make it look like I was more interested in campaigning and appearances on the David Letterman show.

I would do all I could to make it appear as if the U.S. stepping in to assist Israel was the last thing the U.S. was planning to do.

Is that they plan?

13 posted on 09/15/2012 8:58:27 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: chessplayer

0bama thinks the war on terror is over so he thinks there is no need for the briefings.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: chessplayer

Did he ever miss a single briefing to play golf?


15 posted on 09/15/2012 9:03:15 PM PDT by zeaal
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To: CaptainK

That kind of info in an iPAD? Now you’re talking a signals security problem!
Besides, the basic document that is given at the beginning of the morning briefing is probably no more detailed than a set of power point slides. Attending the briefing would involve getting a lot of other details, questions, and discussions. Quite frankly, I don’t think Barky gives a rat’s patoot about the briefing since his mind is already made up (or Jarrett has already made the “decisions”), besides, partying with celebrities and the homies is more important. This is getting into criminal negligence, deriliction of duty, etc.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: chessplayer

Is this a problem....You bet!

No leadership, we have an empty chair.

OMG (O)bama (M)ust (G)o


17 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:14 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

15 days to an “October surprise”


18 posted on 09/15/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: chessplayer

Golf.

Reggie Love sexcapades (when he was there before Jarrett kicked him out.)

Fundraisers.

Napping.

Ice cream.

Bike rides on girl bikes.

Late night show tv appearances.

Daydreaming.

Praying to his father Satan.

Praying he could sucker people into one more term. Then he’d really have the freedom to do what he wanted.

Truly God cannot remove him fast enough. One thing’s clear, he’s done as president. This country is a disaster under him.

It’s like he’s made the entire country Detroit in just 4 years.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 9:29:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chessplayer
Let's see. Has the Fort Hood mass murderer's beard been shaved yet? Hmmm. When was that again? Oh, November 5, 2009. Three years since the "workplace violence" took place. Three long years that loved ones have waited, probably scheduled and rescheduled vacations, hotel rooms and all kinds of other things to attend the trial and see even one tiny bit of justice administered.

They had to investigate. I guess they still don't know whether or not Nidal Hasan was influenced by a jihadist.

"Investigators from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service knew of email exchanges between U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of fatally shooting 13 people, and notorious terrorist leader Anwar Nasser al-Awlaki, but they halted their investigation before seeking a face-to-face interview with Hassan." [Source is Navy Times article 9/14/12]

I was reminded of this because the title of this thread is very similar to one dated 11/6/09: FOX NEWS: Obama's Response to Fort Hood Shooting Under Scrutiny

20 posted on 09/15/2012 9:31:19 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: lightman

“October surprise”. That scares me because Obama and his lemmings are capable of anything. Romney needs to strike first, if Romney and his campaign have an October surprise.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 9:34:19 PM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: chessplayer

When Obama was asked whether he wanted to attend an “intelligence meeting”, he said, “No thanks. I’m intelligent enough myself so I don’t need no stinkin’ meetings.”

The news behind the news!


22 posted on 09/15/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: hapnHal

Wouldn’t that make a devastating ad?

The intelligence briefing room with the CIA people and an empty chair!


23 posted on 09/15/2012 9:50:11 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48
Wouldn’t that make a devastating ad?

The intelligence briefing room with the CIA people and an empty chair!

It would look like this:


24 posted on 09/15/2012 10:17:26 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: chessplayer
CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

25 posted on 09/15/2012 10:25:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: gunsequalfreedom
If wanted Iran to think the U.S. would not step if Israel made a preemptive strike on Iran I would do exactly as Obama is doing.

Or you might do this...

We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

0bama sent a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel. Taking that off of the table removes a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.

26 posted on 09/15/2012 10:30:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: lightman
15 days to an “October surprise”

That would be one heck of an October surprise. Until you mentioned October surprise I was not thinking about it. Now I am going to be up all night thinking what it could be. I will finally get to bed but wake up cranky from too little sleep. My wife will ask me something, I'll snap back, that will be the last straw, she will divorce me and I will lose half of everything I own.

Thanks, Thanks alot!

27 posted on 09/15/2012 10:54:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: chessplayer

The prez cares so deeply about our National security that he reads about it later after its reported. I feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Pathetic!


28 posted on 09/15/2012 10:55:01 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


29 posted on 09/15/2012 11:50:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: hapnHal

> OMG (O)bama (M)ust (G)o

NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT VIOLATION

Please be advised that copyright laws will be violated and the phrase “OMG (O)bama (M)ust (G)o” will be published and re-published over and over.


30 posted on 09/16/2012 12:02:19 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: chessplayer

In related news Obama issued an executive order today declaring “attend” to mean “not attend.” SCOTUS will review the order, and already the Furies have been sent to hound Chief Justice Roberts, who claims his duty is to the dignity of the court. The legal definition of “dignity” is currently being taught in law school as “doing what the president and Congress want.”


31 posted on 09/16/2012 2:31:07 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: arasina

If you get a chance, this extraordinary series of videos from an intelligence specialist on the Islamic threat gives amazing detail of what Hassan specifically briefed his colleagues on in the military—including his and the other Islamists’ straightforward reading of Islamic doctrine that described when and how he would have to act exactly as he did:

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p19087.xml?cat_id=210

It really is astounding.


32 posted on 09/16/2012 3:42:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Figment

Well, you could vacation in WI. I think you only have to live here 10 days...:~(


33 posted on 09/16/2012 4:36:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: chessplayer

I am quite sure this face was brought up last week, and their response was something along the lines that we have a very smart President. I suppose he is telepathic too.


34 posted on 09/16/2012 4:54:27 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: lormand

Who is the pimp with a limp?


35 posted on 09/16/2012 4:59:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: zeaal

Are you kidding? He was on the golf course when bin Laden was shot.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: bert

ANYONE wanting or wishing to vote against Obummer, “Come on Down” to Wisconsin. Anyone can vote here and vote often, just ask any Demmodummie for diretions. Living here for 10 days will get you a residency and you then can have TWO states to claim and vote in.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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