Skip to comments.Sen. Corker: White House Meeting...‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’
Posted on 05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obamas foreign policy.
But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers concerns.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday nights White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as one of the most bizarre Ive attended.
Another senator who attended the meeting said Obamas advisers refused to provide lawmakers with answers about whether the president plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally concludes later this year or about the Pentagons efforts to find nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls.
Unsatisfied, some of the lawmakers started to leave one by one before the meeting had finished. The senator and three congressional aides briefed on the meeting insisted on anonymity to discuss the private talks.
The meetings, which have been taking place both at the White House and on Capitol Hill, come as Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he is expected to try to answer critics who say he has surrendered Americas global leadership and faltered on problems in the Middle East, Russia, China and beyond.
McDonough and Rice met at the White House on Monday night with about a dozen House Democrats. On Tuesday, officials invited 14 senators three of them were Republicans to the White House for a discussion on foreign policy over wine, beer, and a cheese and cracker platter...
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“Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York???”
Perhaps the Bizarre One....can be queried about the VA at that time??
WHAT an Opportunity!!!
Is anyone surprised by this? Everything this POS administration does is treated as a joke. There’s none of the seriousness that we used to see even at times during the Clinton administration.
MacArthur will be spinning in his grave.
Wars are not “concluded”. They are either won or lost.
I have to wonder what ACcess to this speech will be?
will reporters be allowed? The Public?
Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York???
About Gays, Transvestites and Illegal dreamers ?
two words: Susan Rice.
There is no defense for the Weasel-in-Chief.
Folks we now have 17.5 trillion dollars in debt.
That is rapidly increasing.
America needs jobs. Or else everything else dissolves.
“Wars are not concluded. They are either won or lost.”
I caught that. Interesting use of words.
Probably the graduation of USMA ‘14
So the Caliph plans to lead from the front, raise the black flag and attack Christendom?
Cheese, crackers, and wine while discussing foreign policy. Sounds like they’re taking the matter very seriously.../s
Not to a Demwit, it’s a page straight out of rules for radicals. Redifining reality AND what past experience has taught the American people.
Wars should not be won, that could lead to dangerous patriotism and a love for American exceptionalism and Power, so just change a word or two here and there and before you know it, attitudes begin to follow. Morons...
You can sprinkle sugar on a turd,but that don’t make it a powdered doughnut.